Moot Court is the student-run appellate advocacy honors society of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. To join the Moot Court Board, students must compete in the LexisNexis Moot Court Competition during the fall semester of their 2L year. During the Anderson Competition, students research and prepare an appellate brief, and argue their position before members of the local legal community who act as appellate court judges. A passing grade on the brief and oral advocacy competition gives students one non-classroom credit hour and fulfills their writing requirement. The top performers receive an invitation to join the Moot Court Board for the remainder of their law school career.
As members of the Moot Court Board, students are eligible for two non-classroom credit hours for each of their remaining semesters. To receive credit, students must: participate in competitions hosted by other law schools; host the August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Product Liability Moot Court Competition; and hold the intramural competition during their 3L year.
Advantages of Moot Court include:
As 1Ls, students can learn more about Moot Court by assisting as bailiffs for the intramural competition in the fall and at Rendigs in the spring. Also, students should feel free to ask current members of the Moot Court Board about their experience. Students can contact current officers by law school e-mail.
On behalf of the law firm of Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP and the University of Cincinnati College of Law, the University of Cincinnati Moot Court Honor Board cordially invites your school to compete in the Twenty-Sixth Annual August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition to be held March 15-16, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.