Alumni & Practitioner Involvement
The success of moot court events at the Washington College of Law largely depends on the active participation of the greater DC legal community. Members of the Bar ensure the success of our program by judging competitions, assisting WCL faculty in the training of our regional, national, and international teams, and by hosting workshops on oral advocacy at WCL.
The Moot Court Honor Society benefits immensely from the wisdom and perspective of practitioners.
Competition judges are always needed and very much appreciated. Competitions typically last one to two days, during which a judge observes and critiques some of the best oral advocates from across the country. Judges are provided summary materials, including a bench memorandum, well before a given tournament. Note that particularized knowledge of a specific area of law is not required to judge. Judges serve on three to four person panels, providing opportunities to interact with peers in the legal community. If you would like to volunteer to judge a competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.