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The UCLA Moot Court Program is an intramural competition focusing on appellate advocacy open to second and third year law students.
The UCLA Moot Court Program is an intramural competition open to second and third year law students. 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% on their brief and 50% on their oral scores. Based upon evaluations from these judges, advocates with cumulative scores placing them among the top 40% of all advocates participating in the Fall and Spring competitions become members of the Moot Court Honors Program.
The top four advocates of the Spring Honors Competition are chosen to argue the case before three of the nation's most distinguished jurists in the annual Roscoe Pound Tournament. The top twelve students who compete in both the Fall and Spring competition are named Distinguished Advocates. The top nineteen students who compete in both the Fall and Spring are eligible for various national competitions.