Funding Tomorrow's Litigators' Experiential Learning
Connecticut Moot Court Board
The Connecticut Moot Court Board consists of the most promising oral advocates at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Selection for the Board arises through exemplary performance in the William H. Hastie and Alva P. Loiselle intramural competitions, held in the fall and spring semesters, respectively. Our members then become assets to the school and the greater community at large as teaching assistants in the school's moot court class and as volunteers for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at a local high school. Our members are also valued in the greater legal community, entering the workforce with experience in critically analyzing cases with controversial legal issues and having argued said issues in front of real judges and seasoned advocates.
Our members' greatest challenges and triumphs come in intramural competitions all across the county. And our board has had success, producing Best Oralists at national competitions in each of the last two years. The board does not plan to slow down! This spring alone, our board will compete in six competitions across the county by briefing and arguing issues in substantive law areas, varying from international law with the Phillip C. Jessup competition, to environmental law with the Jeffrey G. Miller Pace competition, to sports law with the Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational.
With budgets growing ever tighter and our board's ambition growing greater, we are hoping for your help. We would like to reach out to the community to gain better insight into what practicing appellate advocates do! We are planning an alumni and practitioner networking event in the spring to help bridge the gap between moot court competitions and real world appellate practice. With your help, we can make this a great event, showcase some moot court talent, and give students an opportunity to connect with some of the best appellate advocates in the state!
*If we are not able to raise enough money to cover the events cost, or if you help us raise more money than necessary for the event alone, donations (or additional donations in the latter) will be put towards competition costs and competitor travel, and inserted in our general fund for the furnishing campus events geared towards appellate awareness and skills building.