Moot Court Teams

Students try out for moot court teams in order to perfect their research, writing, and oral advocacy skills and gain confidence and experience presenting a case in court. This valuable educational experience offers excellent preparation for stepping into a career. Team members fine-tune research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; learn to work as a team; and perform under pressure. 

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Western New England University sponsors moot court teams in numerous competitions, including:

• The ABA Law Student Tax Challenge
• The ABA Negotiation Moot Court
• The ABA Representation in Mediation
• The American Association for Justice Moot Court
• The First Amendment Moot Court
• The Frederick Douglass Moot Court
• The Jessup International Law Moot Court
• The National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
• The National Moot Court
• The National Trial Moot Court
• The Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court
• The Transactional Lawyering Meet Moot Court
• The Williams Moot Court Competition

Students selected for these teams receive three academic credits for their satisfactory completion of a moot court competition. In addition, the School of Law, through the generosity of a former member of the National Moot Court Team, gives three cash prizes, known as the Daniel Webster Awards, for the best brief, the best oralist, and the best advocate based on performance in the intramural competition for the moot court teams.


In preparation for moot court competitions, the Law Library has prepared a bibliography of useful sources; a compilation of online writing resources is also available.

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