About Us

Hastings Moot Court has been ranked as one of the top 5 Moot Court Programs in the Nation in the last 5 years, including two years as number 1! UC Hastings has also been ranked #2 Best Moot Court Program of the Decade by The National Jurist Magazine!

Achievements in the 2017-2018 season of the #5 Nationally Ranked Hastings Moot Court Competition Team included:

  • National Finalists at the Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • National Finalists at the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Semifinalists at the Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • National Semifinalists at the NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  • National Semifinalists at the Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Competition
  • National Semifinalists at the Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the National Asylum & Refugee Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the NYU Immigration Law National Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the Burton C. Wechsler First Amendment Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the National Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Champions at the National Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Finalists at the Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Semifinalists at the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Semifinalists at the NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Semifinalists at the National Moot Court Competition
  • Semifinalists at the Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition
  • 3 Oral Advocate Awards and 10 Brief Writing Awards

For the year of 2018-2019, Hastings will be competing in over 23 Moot Court competitions, both regional and national, throughout the United States. These competitions provide excellent experience in legal research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy, good contacts in the legal community, resume value, and a great sense of accomplishment, teamwork, and school spirit.

Every year, more than 200 students try out for Intercollegiate Competition teams, and we rely heavily on students, alumni, and professors to come judge and support our teams. Hastings pays all travel costs, including airfare, food, and hotels, for competitions held outside of the Bay Area. We invite you to join our outstanding program by making a donation to the Moot Court Program!

Donations can be made as an online gift (please put "Hastings Moot Court" in the comments section) or by sending a check, indicating that the contribution is for the Moot Court Program, to: UC Hastings College of the Law Alumni Center, Department 34063, P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139-0001. With your support, we look forward to many more years of moot court excellence!