The Spring Qualifying Tournament ("SQT")

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I have to do to try out?

A: Tryouts are comprised of a written and oral component. You will turn in your trial court brief from Legal Rhetoric as your written component and your oral argument will be an appeal from decision in the trial court.

Q: Will this affect my Rhetoric grade?

A: No. Although Moot Court is working with the Rhetoric Department for tryouts, your Rhetoric grades will not be affected by the tryouts.

Q: When will the record for the oral argument be released?

A: January 27th.

Q: Does it cost anything to try out?

A: Yes, $20.

Q: If I drop out, do I get my $20 back?

A: No, this is a non-refundable deposit.

Q: I am a 2L, what do I turn in for my writing component?

A: You will write a trial court brief based off of the Rhetoric 1L problem. As soon as you sign up, we will send you the materials and you may begin writing. Although you will have less time to write than the 1Ls, the time difference is balanced out by your experience and great knowledge of the law. If you are a 2L Legal Rhetoric Dean's Fellow, please email the SQT Directors as different directions apply to you.

Important Links

Important Dates
Date Event
January 19 SQT Registration Opens
January 27 Online Registration Ends
January 27 Appellate Problem Released 
January 30 Info Sessions
February 2 Info Sessions
February 9 Briefs due at 8:00pm
February 11 Oral Arguments
February 17 Offers extended