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The College of Law provides numerous opportunities for students to participate in moot court competitions. Moot Court Competitions can help enhance advocacy, legal research and writing skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Internal Competition

Traynor Moot Court Competition
Spring Semester, 1 ungraded credit
Eligibility: all 2Ls and 3Ls

Teams of two research and write an appellate brief and participate in multiple rounds of oral argument. Eight teams advance to the quarter-final rounds. The two top scoring teams advance to the final round. Preliminary rounds are judged by members of the local bar and judiciary. The final round is judged by the College of Law’s David T. Lewis Distinguished Jurist in Residence and two other prominent judges. Final rounds are generally held in April.

National and Regional Competitions

For more information about how to apply, please reach out to the team coaches or to Emily Aplin.

All Star Bracket Challenge Trial Advocacy Competition
Fall Semester, 1 ungraded credit
Four students
Eligibility: 3Ls selected by instructor of Trial Advocacy Course (LAW 7072)

The Annual National Moot Court Competition 
Fall Semester, 2 ungraded credits and Spring Semester, 1 ungraded credit
Six Students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coaches. Application process in spring semester.

Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial IP Moot Court competition
Fall Semester, 1 ungraded credit and Spring Semester, 1 ungraded credit
Eligibility: all 2Ls and 3Ls

Note: Enrollment in this competition is open to all students. Students participate in an internal competition in January. The winning team from the internal competition will go on to compete in the regional competition.

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Fall Semester, 1 ungraded credit and Spring Semester, 1 ungraded credit
Five students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coach. Application process in late spring.

National Trial Competition
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Four students
Eligibility: 3Ls selected by Instructor of Trial Advocacy Course (LAW 7072)

Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (aka Pace Moot Court Competition)
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Three students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coach and Stegner Center faculty. Application process in summer.

UCLA Transactional Law Competition
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Four students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coach

National Patent Application Drafting Competition
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Three students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coach

National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Two students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coach and Stegner Center faculty. Application process in summer.

National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Two students
Eligibility: 2L and 3L members of the College of Law NNALSA Chapter

Hispanic National Bar Association Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition
Spring Semester, 2 ungraded credits
Three students
Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls selected by team coach. Application process in fall.