Moot Court Honors Program

Mission: The UCLA Moot Court Honors Program is an intramural competition open to second- and third-year law students. Teams of students brief and argue a case created especially for the competition by members of the Moot Court Executive Board. The focus is on appellate advocacy, and the judges consist primarily of local members of the bench and bar. Competitors receive scores based 50 percent on their brief and 50 percent on their oral presentation. Based upon evaluations from these judges, advocates with cumulative scores placing them among the top 40 percent of all advocates participating in the Fall and Spring competitions become members of the Moot Court Honors Program. The top two advocates from each issue and side of the Spring Honors Competition (eight total) are chosen to argue in the Roscoe Pound Semi-Finals. The best oral advocate from each issue and side (four total) go on to argue the case before three of the nation's most distinguished jurists in the annual Roscoe Pound Tournament. The top 12 students who compete in both the Fall and Spring competitions are named Distinguished Advocates. The top 19 students who compete in both the Fall and Spring are eligible for various international, national and state teams.

  • Cybercrimes Moot Court Competition

    The Cybercrimes Moot Court Competition at UCLA School of Law is an annual external moot court competition open to all law schools, exploring cutting-edge issues in the field of cyber law. This academic year, the 13th Annual Cybercrimes Moot Court Competition will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

    The Cybercrimes Moot Court Competition will feature an esteemed panel of renowned cyber law experts to judge competitors' oral advocacy and brief writing skills. This year’s competition will be held in person.

    Registration form: https://forms.gle/X1gYEWya2rWy1zXr9

    IMPORTANT DATES: 

    Registration closes: November 1, 2023

    Registration payment due: November 22, 2023

    Problem released: January 12, 2024

    Briefs due: February 16, 2024

    Competition: March 9, 2024

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Please direct any questions or concerns to the organizers of the Cybersecurity Moot Court Competition: Maria Cafferata, Nick Castellano, Patrick Begian, and Alyssa Archuleta Stolmack at cybercrimes@lawnet.ucla.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

    COMPETITION RULES:

    The Competition Rules are here.

    Competitor Team Numbers

    Please find the team numbers here

    Oral and Brief Scoring Guidelines

    Please find the scoring guidelines here.

  • Example 2019 Cybercrimes Briefs

    Below are all submitted briefs for the 2019 UCLA Moot Court Cyber Crimes Competition, organized anonymously by team number.

    Petitioner Briefs

    Respondent Briefs

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