“Engaged alumni are the keystone to our success! Together, they enable our Moot Court Family to win championships year after year. We are appreciative of our alumni who donate their time, treasure, and talent to the next generation of Mooters!”

– Toni Young, Senior Assistant Dean for Legal Writing & Research and Moot Court

Judge a Practice or Host a Practice at Your Firm

Moot Court friends and alumni can volunteer to host team practices at their firm.  Firm practices are a tremendous asset to our students because they provide a real-world perspective.  Alums and sponsors are also encouraged to judge team practices at Hastings.  The experience you’ll bring as a practitioner and/or former competitor is invaluable to our teams!  Team practice schedules are posted under the “Judge a Practice” tab beginning in September.


Sponsor a Competition Team

Sponsoring a Moot Court team is a great way for law firms, individuals, and companies to get involved with Moot Court.  A sponsor may help fund some, or all, of the costs associated with a competition, including registration fees, lodging and other assorted travel expenses.  There is no minimum monetary requirement for sponsoring a team.  The cost varies with each competition and can range from $1,500-$2,000 for local competitions to $12,000-$15,000 for those that take place outside California.  Sponsors may choose a team that competes in the area of law in which the individual firm or company specializes, or in a geographic area related to the attorney or firm.  Each sponsor’s contribution will be highlighted in alumni publications, as well as in our Hastings Moot Court newsletter and website, and at the annual Moot Court Awards Ceremony.

Alumni donations make it possible for Hastings to send students to these competitions, giving them the gift of an unforgettable educational experience.  Some of our Hastings teams are funded entirely by generous alumni and their cumulative donations, while others are sponsored by one law firm or individual directly.  Many donations trigger a matching gift, which allows a firm or company to double a donor’s gift.  All donations to Moot Court are tax-deductible and the sponsorship process is easy.