Rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join our Moot Court family by trying out for the Hastings 2020-2021 Moot Court Competition Team!

Applications will be available for pickup starting in March 2020. Application materials can be picked up on the 4th Floor of the 198 building. The application materials include the application form, copies of competition briefs for you to use during oral argument, and a FAQ sheet.

Applications will be due in April 2020 for all students. Once you submit your materials, you can sign up for an oral argument tryout time slot. The signup sheet will be posted on the 4th Floor of the 198 building.

Try-out Dates: April 2-8, 2020 

What is required to try-out?

Moot Court try-outs are a two-part process. 


  1. Completed application
  2. 5 minute argument based on one of our competition briefs
  3. Writing sample - 5 pages maximum, must come from your Moot Court or Appellate Advocacy brief


  1. Excelling in Appellate Advocacy — Even if you are waitlisted or did not tryout for a team, strong performance in your Fall Appellate Advocacy course can slot you for a Spring team and bring you into the Hastings Moot Court family.

Questions? Email Toni Young at younga@uchastings.edu

Contact team scheduling contacts for questions or changes in judging practices.
Contact Iain Cunningham at iain@hastingsmootcourt.com for questions or comments about this web page.