The Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Governing Board administers the moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution competitions at the Moritz College of Law. The Governing Board is responsible for organizing and administering four intramural competitions: the Herman Moot Court Competition, Colley Trial Practice Competition, the Mediation Competition, the Lawrence Negotiations Competition and the performance argument of the mandatory appellate advocacy course taken by second-year students.
The Moot Court Board also oversees the 17 Moot Court teams that compete nationally against other schools, and assists them in their preparation for competition.
The Moot Court and Lawyering Skills Governing Board consists of a Chief Justice, five Executive Justices and eleven Associate Justices, all of whom are second- and third-year students. The Board has established standing committees to oversee each major event, and every Associate Justice is assigned as chairperson of a standing committee.
At the beginning of each academic year, the Board selects a limited number of first-year students to serve on the Board as clerks. Students can earn academic credit for participating in moot court and trial advocacy programs.