2015 Moot Court and Mock Trial Team Tryouts


Interested in representing UW Law on a national or independent moot court or mock trial team?

 

Tryout Dates:

 

Moot Court: May 19th | 6:00–9:30 PM in Room 138; May 20th | 6:00–9:30 PM in Room 127; May 21st | 6:00–9:30 PM in Room 133.


Mock Trial: May 21st | 6:00–9:30 PM in Room 117.


Tryout Details:

 

Tryouts will be held in 10-minute blocks. Moot court applicants must be prepared to present a 7-minute minute oral argument. Mock trial applicants must be prepared to perform a complete 5-minute opening or closing statement. Any remaining time will be reserved for questions. Moot court applicants are required to submit a writing sample and resume.  Mock trial applicants are required to submit a resume. If you are trying out for the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team (NELMCC), you must also complete and submit the application for that team found here. Submit all application materials by emailing them as a single PDF attachment to mchbnatl@uw.edu. Include in the body of the email your full name, and whether you are applying for moot court or mock trial teams (or both). You must sign up for tryouts and submit all materials by Monday, May 18th at 12:00 PM.

 

At the tryouts, please be prepared to indicate which team(s) you would prefer. If you have questions about tryouts, look at the FAQs below. If you still have questions, contact Tyler Lichter, VP National Competitions, mchbnatl@uw.edu. Questions about individual teams can be directed to current team members. 


Frequently asked questions: 


Q: What should I wear to the tryouts? 


A: You should wear would you would wear to a typical mock trial or moot court competition.



Q: What problem do I use for the oral argument for the moot court tryouts?


A: Base your argument on the 2015 HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition problem. If you are a current 2L applying for the Pace Environmental Team, you can use the problem from the Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition.



Q: Do we have to argue the same issue we argued in the HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition? 


A: No. You can argue either of the two issues. 



Q: Do we have to argue on the side we wrote the brief for? 


A: No. You can argue either on or off brief. 



Q: If we argue for the petitioner will we need a rebuttal? 


A: No. You will argue for 7 minutes on your issue and then be done.



Q: What can I use as a writing sample? 


A: You can use your portion of the brief for HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition, or a memo that you have written for one of your law school classes. 



Q: What problem do I use for the opening statement or closing argument for the mock trial tryouts? 


A: Please use the problem from the 2014 1L Mock Trial Competition. If you are a current 2L trying out for the AAJ team, please use the problem from the 2014 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition. 



Q: Do I need to be on MCHB to get on any of the teams? 


A: No. National team member selection is completely independent of selection for MCHB. 



Q: What if I can't attend the tryouts because of an unavoidable conflict?


A: Contact Tyler Lichter, VP National Competitions, mchbnatl@uw.edu. We may be able to accommodate you at a different day/time.