Who we are
Since 1949, Wayne Law 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. As one of the only co-curriculars to feature intensive training in legal research, writing and oral advocacy, Wayne Law Moot Court is a challenging and rewarding experience to those students who are accepted into the program.
What we do
Junior members (second-year students) partner to research and write appellate briefs involving legal issues in unsettled areas of the law. The students then argue their case against other partners in front of senior members (third-year students) in a formal judicial-style setting. Successful teams reach the Arthur Neef (fall) and Law Day (winter) Competitions, where the best of Moot Court's advocates face-off 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.