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 teams write an appellate brief and give a mock argument before the "U.S. Supreme Court."
Winners of the competition receive the Robert C. Foulston and George Siefkin Prizes for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. The top eight teams in the competition form KU's Moot Court Council and represent KU in various national and international moot court competitions.