Moot Court

An Intercollegiate Academic Competition

Students perform the role of advocates in oral argument in a fictitious case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Students at Loras have the unique undergraduate opportunity to participate in Moot Court and represent Loras in regional and national intercollegiate competition.

Students at Loras have the unique undergraduate opportunity to participate in Moot Court and represent Loras in regional and national intercollegiate competition.  Moot Court students prepare a legal argument from a fictional case problem involving real matters of constitutional law and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.  The students craft an original oral argument, present the argument and respond to unscripted questions by a panel of judges in competition against other teams.  The panel of judges is comprised primarily of lawyers, as well as actual judges and advanced law students.

Loras co-hosts the Upper Midwest Regional Tournament with the University of Iowa College of Law.  The tournament is one of ten such qualifiers for the national championship.  Click the button below for more details and registration information for the Midwest Regional Tournament.

Midwest Regional Tournament

Through Moot Court, students develop skills that will benefit them throughout their lives and careers.  Moot Court places great emphasis on understanding and applying legal reasoning and argumentation, and it also refines persuasive writing and speaking skills. For more information on undergraduate Moot Court, visit http://www.acmamootcourt.org/.

 

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

“Moot Court is a unique opportunity to develop and exhibit debate and presentation skills. Students are judged on articulation, poise, research and the ability to think abstractly and analytically. In conducting legal research, crafting a defensible argument, and presenting it orally, I am engaged on multiple levels.”

-Dale Elenteny (’14)

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"Moot Court is a unique opportunity to develop and exhibit debate and presentation skills. "

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Straight Talk from a Duhawk

“Moot court shaped my Loras experience by confirming my desire to attend law school. Moot court taught me many of the skills that law school students will need to develop during their first year, effectively placing me ahead of the game and helping to ensure law school success.”

– Jessica Donels (’14)

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"Moot court shaped my Loras experience by confirming my desire to attend law school."

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