The McConnell Center’s undergraduate moot court program is ranked a national top-20 program by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association. Students compete in regional competition during the fall and can advance to national competition in January. The moot court method of teaching requires students to prepare and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue in front of a panel of judges. Judges test students’ ability to respond under pressure and maintain their position in both law and fact.
Participation on the team is a large undertaking, as students spend the semester researching, writing and practicing their oral arguments, in addition to their regular coursework.
The McConnell Center is proud of its moot court teams, which are coached by McConnell Scholar alumnus Sean Williamson, an attorney at Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs LLP.
Your funding helps cover competition entry and travel costs, as well as networking events.
We invite you to support our moot court team during UofL’s Day of Giving.