Appellate Practice/Moot Court Program
The Moot Court Board sponsors teams for:
- The National Moot Court Competition, a fall competition debating federal constitutional issues;
- The American Bar Association competition, the spring competition which also considers federal constitutional issues; and
- The American Intellectual Property Law Association competition, which argues intellectual property topics.
The Moot Court Board also organizes and runs Case Western Reserve School of Law’s intramural Dean Dunmore competition.
Students interested in competing on moot court teams on issues involving constitutional law and civil rights begin by taking the Appellate Practice course. This year-long course includes intensive brief-writing instruction in the first semester. In the second semester students engage in practice oral arguments and then compete in the School of Law’s intramural Dean Dunmore Moot Court competition. The most outstanding participants represent the school in national competitions during their third year.