Since 1949, the Law School has had a nationally acclaimed student-run Moot Court program that features a rigorous in-house appellate advocacy competition in both the fall and winter semesters.
Students prepare appellate briefs involving legal issues in unsettled areas of the law. The students then argue their case in front of third-year Moot Court students. The winning teams reach the final, tournament-style rounds, which are argued in front of practicing lawyers, law professors and judges from the Michigan Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and county circuit courts.
The strongest advocates are selected to represent Wayne Law in both regional and national Moot Court competitions.