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 2015-2016 season of the #7 Nationally Ranked Hastings Moot Court Competition Team included:

  • National Champions at the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • National Champions at the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Semifinalists at the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • National Semifinalists at the Pepperdine University National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition 
  • National Semifinalists at the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the National Asylum & Refugee Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition
  • National Quarterfinalists at the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the National Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the De Paul National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Octofinalists at the Burton C. Wechsler First Amendment Competition
  • Regional Champions at the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Semifinalists at the National Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Semifinalists at the NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Octofinalists at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 8 Oral Advocate Awards and 8 Brief Writing Awards

For the year of 2016-2017, Hastings will be competing in over 21 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!