The primary mission of the University of Washington Moot Court Honor Board is to assist law students in developing advocacy skills through practice and competition.

Announcements & Competition News

The 2015 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition will take place between May 11th and May 18th. Registration is currently open.

Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson and the UW School of Law Moot Court Honor Board are pleased to invite all 1L students to Training #2: Oral Advocacy Skills. The session will take place on Wednesday, April 29th in Room 138, from 12:30 to 1:20.

Any questions throughout the quarter should be sent to:


Details about the competition and additional training sessions are available here.

Podcasts of each training session will be posted here within 24 hours of the session. You may access the Powerpoint/Prezi presentations used during sessions from the competition homepage here.

All 1Ls are encouraged to attend the training session!

Sample SCOTUS briefs can be downloaded here. Additionally, samples of student briefs from previous MCHB competitions are available for review in the MCHB office.  Feel free to stop by during office hours to view them.  Note: the student briefs cannot leave the MCHB office, so all review must be done on-site.

Legal Writing Fellows are available to help. Find more information here.

Order of Barristers

The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization that encourages oral advocacy and brief-writing skills through effective UWLS advocacy programs. The Order provides national recognition for individuals who excel in participating in and running advocacy programs at their respective schools.
Eligible students may apply for membership in The Order of Barristers. Students in their last year of law school are eligible if they competed in two moot court competitions. Students do not need to have participated in the Moot Court Honor Board to apply. Applications may be downloaded through the UW MCHB website and will be posted to the Student Announcements and Class of 2015 Facebook page.
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on May 1, 2015 to the MCHB office, where they will be collected by MCHB VP of Development Ben Byers. Late applications will not be considered. Three faculty members will be appointed by the Dean to the selection committee, which will select as many or as few applicants that the committee feels are deserving of an invitation (up to the maximum number permitted by UWLS Chapter of the Order of the Barristers’ constitution).
Students should be notified of their application result by Friday May 8, 2015. If you have any questions about the application process please email MCHB VP of Development, Ben Byers, at benjab2@uw.edu.

The application form (now updated to fillable pdf format) is available here.

MCHB Office Hours

The UW School of Law Moot Court Honor Board members invite all UW law students to bring any questions related to moot court activities to our office hours. If you are unsure about credits for competitions, rules, about the MCHB selection process, would like to hear more about HCMP 1L App Ad competition or review sample student briefs from past competitions feel free to stop by during the following office hours:

            Monday and Wednesday: 12:30 to 1:30, 3:30 to 5:00
            Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 to 5:00
            Friday: 10:30 to 1:30, 3:30 to 5:00

These office hours will continue through the end of HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy competition in mid-May.

2014 1L Mock Trial Results

Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2014 1L Mock Trial Competition!

            Purple Bracket Champions:  Kaleigh Boyd and Cole Lorimer

            Purple Bracket Finalists:  Michelle Rusk and Kelly Holler

            Gold Bracket Champions:  Chad Law and Jayme Staten

            Gold Bracket Finalists:  Sophia Amberson and Marlana Kuper

            Best Speaker: Chad Law

            Second Place Speaker: Sawyer Margett

            Third Place Speaker: Marlana Kuper

2014 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial Results

Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2014 Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition!

            Champions:  Matt Wurdeman and Dane Westermeyer

            Finalists:  Ben Nelson and Spencer Gall

            Best Speaker: Nick Ulrich

            Second Place Speaker: Matt Wurdeman

            Third Place Speaker: Dane Westermeyer

2014-15 In-House Competition Schedule

 If you have any questions about a specific competition, please talk with one of the committee chairs or email MCHB's VP of In-House Competitions, Steven Clark (smkeoni@gmail.com).

            Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition

            Date: October 20-27, 2014

            Committee Chairs:  Kiry Nelson and Alex Wisbey

            1L Mock Trial Competition

            Date: November 3-10, 2014

            Committee Chairs: Jenna Zwang and Emily Elijah

            Falknor 2L/3L Appellate Advocacy Competition

            Date: January 26 - February 2, 2015

            Committee Chairs:  Jessica Erickson and Van Vandenbos

            Mediation Representation

            Date: February 9 - February 17, 2015

            Committee Chair: Darin Jones

            Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition

            Date: May 11-18, 2015

            Committee Chairs: Spencer Gall, Tomer Vandsburger, and Brennan Johnson

Please join the Moot Court Honor Board in congratulating the award winners, competition finalists, and competition champions of the 2014 HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition Competition.


            Championship Round Results:

            Gold Ladder

            Champions: Spencer Gall & Andrew S. Fuller

            Finalists: Maddie Haller & Courtney Schirr


            Purple Ladder

            Champions: Weston LeMay & Tomer Vandsburger

            Finalists: Maria Hoisington & Taylor Sproed 


            Brief Awards:

            Best Brief: James Feldman & Brooks Lindsay

            Second Place Brief: Maria Hoisington & Taylor Sproed

            Third Place Brief: Weston LeMay and Tomer Vandsburger


            Speaker Awards:

            Gold Ladder

            Best Speaker: Spencer Gall

            Second Place Speaker: Courtney Schirr

            Third Place Speaker: Andrew S. Fuller


            Purple Ladder

            Best Speaker: Weston LeMay

            Second Place Speaker: Tomer Vandsburger

            Third Place Speaker: Thomas Miller


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, visit the Admission page. 


Moot Court Honor Board
University of Washington 
School of Law
William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195-3020


Tomer Vandsburger, President,


Ben Byers, VP Development, benjab2@uw.edu

Tyler Lichter, VP National Competitions, tlichter@uw.edu


Ben Nelson, VP In-House Competitions, bcn5@uw.edu

Brooks Lindsey, VP Alumni Relations, bhl4@uw.edu


Spencer Gall, VP Resources, spencergall@gmail.com

Taylor Sproed, VP Finance, tsproed@uw.edu

Miriam Swedlow, VP Judging,


Andrew S. Fuller, VP of Technology, shopandy@uw.edu