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  • Students learn to solve clients’ problems by using effective research techniques, in-depth legal analysis, and clear and concise written and oral communication beginning with their first year legal writing classes.
  • Clinics offer students opportunities ranging from Supreme Court appeals to criminal defense work.

Other Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitions

In order to represent the law school in a competition outside those approved by the Moot Court Board or as one of the National Mock Trial Competitions, and to receive funding for the competition, a student must submit a brief proposal in writing to the Office of Academic Affairs.  Proposal requests are due by October 1 of the academic year in which the competition will occur (e.g., by October 1, 2013 for all competitions scheduled to occur during the 2012-13 academic year), and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The proposal should include:

  • A statement: (1) explaining the relevancy of the competition to legal study; (2) describing the work required for participation in the competition; (3) describing how the knowledge gained through participation in the competition will be shared with the law school community (e.g., a public presentation); and (4) identifying a faculty sponsor for the competition.

  • A proposed budget for the competition, including a list of all anticipated expenses (e.g., registration fees, travel, hotel, meals, etc.).

  • A funding request for the competition, which takes into account the proposed budget, student funding contributions and funding received from other sources.

Please note that the law school does not award academic credit for competitions outside those approved by the Moot Court Board or as one of the National Mock Trial Competitions.