Spring Qualifying Tournament: General Information

The Moot Court Board encourages all first and second year full-time students and first-, second- or third-year part-time WCL students to compete in the Spring Qualifying Tournament. The Spring Qualifying Tournament is the qualifying competition for participation on Inter-School Moot Court Team. In order to compete in national competitions the following year, such as the Jerome Prince Evidence Competition in New York City and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, students must excel in the Spring Qualifying Tournament. Generally, around fifteen students qualify.

The Spring Qualifying Tournament requires students to research and prepare their own briefs, as well as plan and present oral arguments. Moot Court team members, Executive Board members, faculty, and practitioners serve as judges for the tournament. Participants will compete in two rounds: one on-brief round and one off-brief round.

The Spring Qualifying Tournament Oral Arguments will take place February 24, 2007.

There are a number of advantages to joining the Moot Court Honor Society. Employers value the communication, organization, leadership skills that students develop while participating in Moot Court activities. Additionally, as recognition of the time and effort Moot Court requires, team members who fulfill all team requirements receive two academic credits for their participation. The Moot Court Honor Society is the longest standing and most prestigious advocacy group at WCL. If you came to law school looking to get into court to present arguments, get ready for some great competitions and unparralleled learning opportunities.

For all competitions that the Moot Court Honor Society attends, Moot Court retains the right of first refusal, meaning that no other student organization may attend the competition if Moot Court is sending a team to the competition.