The Moot Court Honor Society at the American University Washington College of Law sponsors a wide-range of activities designed to provide students with opportunities to practice their oral advocacy and brief writing skills. The Society competes at approximately fifteen competitions nationally and internationally. Our teams consistently win brief and oralist awards, as well as regional and national championships.

Each year the Moot Court Honor Society administers intra-school moot court competitions, held at WCL for WCL students only, and trains WCL students to compete in national appellate advocacy tournaments that other law schools administer. The Moot Court Honor Society also hosts the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Tournament, which attracts law students from over 25 law schools across the nation.

Developing Oral Advocacy & Writing Skills Through Moot Court Honor Society

The Moot Court team is made up of students who participate in regional, national, and international competitions. Team members write briefs and often have the opportunity to argue their cases in front of prominent jurists, including Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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