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Why You Should Participate in Moot Court

What is Moot Court?

By: Samantha Noah

Moot Court is the largest student organization at Cooley.  The organization focuses on Appellate Advocacy skills and exposes students to the Appellate process. Being a member of this organization provides students with necessary skills to become a successful litigator. Experience in Moot Court is also highly sought by perspective employers because of the organization’s nationwide, prestigious reputation.

To become a member, students may present an oral argument to the Moot Court Board. Students can do so by competition in the Melissa Mitchell Criminal Procedure Moot Court competition, enrolling in the Intra-School Moot Court class, or setting up a time with the board to present at your leisure. Upon completion of the argument, students will gain membership as part the Moot Court General Body and are eligible to apply for a position on the Executive Team.

All interested students are encouraged to participate in this rewarding and beneficial experience.

For more information about Moot Court, please contact MootCourt@Cooley.edu or stop by our office, CC306, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm.