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.

  • Cyber Crimes Moot Court Competition

    UCLA School of Law Cybersecurity Moot Court Competition 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 9th Annual Cybersecurity Moot Court Competition will take place all day Saturday, March 13, 2021.

    The 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 online, through the Zoom Video Conferencing platform.

    Registration for this competition is now open, and closes on January 10, 2021. The problem and competition rules will be released in early December, and briefs will be due on February 14, 2021.

    INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS:

    Please fill out this Registration Form to register your team for the event. Note that registration is not complete until both the registration form and fee are received. Our registration fee is $50 and is payable via PayPal to mootcrt@lawnet.ucla.edu or by check to:

    Moot Court Honors Board
    385 Charles E Young Dr. E
    Los Angeles, CA 90095

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Please direct any questions or concerns to the organizers of the Cybersecurity Competition: Dane Sowers, Ariana Bustos, and Adam Yusen at cybercrimes@lawnet.ucla.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Cyber Crimes 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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