Moot Court Program

Moot Court Program

KU Law offers an extensive moot court program with a long tradition of success and excellence. Students' first experience in moot court comes in their spring semester Lawyering Skills class. All students write a summary judgment brief and engage in an oral argument before a "judge" (a law professor).

For students interested in practicing and advancing their moot court skills, KU offers a variety of opportunities. All second-year students are eligible to compete in KU's Second-Year In-House Moot Court Competition. This is a one-credit course in which individuals write an appellate brief and give a mock argument before the "U.S. Supreme Court."

The best advocates in the competition receive the Robert C. Foulston and George Siefkin Prizes for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. Sixteen top performers form KU's Moot Court Council and represent KU in various national and international moot court competitions.