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Moot Court

Moot court is an extracurricular that involves drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in oral argument. Moot court usually refers to a simulated appellate court or arbitral case, while a mock trial usually refers to a simulated jury trial or bench trial.

This organization has been established by students of the University of South Carolina School of Law in order to:

  • learn and adopt principles of appellate advocacy
  • enhance analytical, writing and oral advocacy skills
  • administer intramural moot court competitions at the Law School
  • select and prepare teams to represent the Law School at extramural moot court competitions
  • encourage respect for the highest standards of professionalism before our state and federal appellate courts
  • promote the Moot Court Bar's activities within the Law School, the legal profession and the community at large