As one of the foremost institutions well-respected in its preparation of students for appellate advocacy, UC Hastings is home to the #1 intercollegiate moot court competition team in the United States. The success of our competition teams adds to the tradition of excellence synonymous with UC Hastings. 

The remarkable success of the program is due to our hardworking, talented students and adjunct faculty, alumni, coaches, and judges, who actively participate in training and supporting our student competitors at every level. UC Hastings established itself as a program of excellence and  continues to build on its reputation as a powerhouse in Moot Court and a prominent training ground for future lawyers.

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Achievements from the 2018 to present day nationally ranked Hastings Moot Court Competition Team included:

National Competition Successes 2018-2021:


Champions
Burton C. Wechsler First Amendment Competition
Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition
Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition
Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition 
FinalistsChicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition
SemifinalistsIrving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition
UC Davis Asylum and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition
Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition 
NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition
University of San Diego National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition 
William B. Spong Moot Court Competition 
Jeffery G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition 
Herbert Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court Competition 
QuarterfinalistsBurton C. Wechsler First Amendment Competition
National Health Law Moot Court Competition
National Health Law Moot Court Competition
NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
National Asylum & Refugee Law Moot Court Competition
Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
Domenick L. Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition
National Quarterfinalists at the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Competition
Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition
Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition
Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition
Emory Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition 
Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition 
Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition 
National Moot Court Competition 
OctofinalistsChicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
NYU Immigration Law National Moot Court Competition
Emory Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
National Online Moot Court Competition
William B. Spong Moot Court Competition
Jerome Prince Memorial Moot Court Competition
American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition 

Regional Competition Wins 2018-2019 and 2019-2020:

ChampionsNAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
National Moot Court Competition
FinalistsNational Moot Court Competition
SemifinalistsNational Moot Court Competition
National Moot Court Competition
QuarterfinalistsPhillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Team members also won more than a dozen individual Best Oral Advocate Awards and more than a dozen team Best Brief Awards.

For the year of 2021-2022, Hastings will be competing in multiple 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!