Scott Moot Court Team

Upper-division students are given an appellate problem for which they must write a judged research brief and participate in a judged oral argument on behalf of both appellant and appellee.  The top four oralists compete in the final round for the award of Best Oralist. In addition, the student writing the Best Brief and the Best Advocate, the student with the highest combined brief and oral scores, are also recognized at the conclusion of the Competition.  

The top 16 finalists at the end of the competition become members of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board the following year. The members of the Honors Board serve as teaching assistants for the Introduction to Appellate Advocacy classes. The Board consists of a Chief Justice, 4 Associate Justices and 11 members of Loyola's three competitive teams. 

The teams represent Loyola in three off-campus moot court competitions:

  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the American Society of International Law 
  • National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • ABA Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association

Students receive 2 units for their participation.

Faculty Adviser: Rebecca Delfino