The Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court program is an organization designed to provide students the opportunity to develop, refine, and showcase brief-writing and appellate advocacy skills. All students are eligible to compete for a position on the team at the end of their first year by participating in a written and oral tryout process. The written portion involves drafting a memo based on a closed universe of facts and law. The oral portion requires students to create and perform an eight-minute oral argument for a theoretical issue on appeal. Once a member of the team, students compete in interscholastic competitions against other teams from across the nation. The award-winning Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court team provides students the unique opportunity to obtain and develop real-world advocacy skills, both written and oral, while still in law school. Team members benefit from the advice and guidance of experienced alumni, faculty, and practitioners.
2019-2020 MOOT COURT COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Burton D. Wechsler National First Amendment: October 25 and 26, Washington, D.C.
The Chicago Bar Association: November 14-16, Chicago, IL
The National Moot Court Competition: November (dates and location TBD)
ABA National Moot Court Competition: February 20-22 or February 27-29 or March 5-7 (exact date and location TBD)
National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law: Date TBD, Columbus, OH
Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law: February 28-29, Albany, NY
August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Products Liability: Date TBD, Cincinnati, OH