Complete an Application

Applications will be available beginning in March and must be timely submitted to the Department. 

Submit a Writing sample

Sample must be from your LRW 2 or Appellate Advocacy Brief.

Deliver a 5-minute argument

Based on a problem supplied by the Moot Court Team.

Competition Team Tryout Information

Rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join our Moot Court family by trying out for the Hastings 2022-2023 Moot Court Competition Teams! 

Competition team members are selected from open try-outs held in the spring.  Applicants are evaluated holistically and selected based on a writing sample from their Legal Research & Writing 2 course, a short oral argument, a personal interview, and class performance. 150 to 200 students try out for the Intercollegiate Moot Court Competition teams each year.  Moot Court competitions provide a valuable practical training experience and are an opportunity to bolster students’ résumés, establish good contacts in the legal community, and achieve a great sense of accomplishment, teamwork, and school spirit.

Applications will be available for pickup starting in March 2022.  Application materials for new and returning members can be picked up on the 3rd Floor of the 100 building (The Tower).  The application materials include the application form, copies of competition briefs for you to use during oral argument, and a FAQ sheet.

Applications will be due in April 2022 for all students. Once you submit your materials, you can sign up for an oral argument tryout time slot. The signup sheet will be posted on the 3rd Floor of the 100 building.

Try-out Dates: April 2-8, 2022

Please note that all students selected for a competition team must enroll in Appellate Advocacy during the fall semester.