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Emory Law Moot Court Society

Emory Moot Court Society is a competitive, student-run organization that provides experiential opportunities to develop oral advocacy and brief-writing skills. 

14th Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

The Emory Moot Court Society invites you to the 14th annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition from Friday to Sunday, October 16-18. Your health and safety is our most important consideration. Because of COVID19, this year’s competition will be held remotely.

Registration is Now Open

Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 9. Registration being complete after email confirmation of registration and receipt of payment. Teams that do not have access to funds may email for an extension, which will be considered on an individualized basis.

Fee: $425 per team.

Team Capacity: Registration space is limited to the first thirty-two teams. Two-team registration space is limited, and teams will only be permitted to bring two teams if registration capacity has not been met by August, 9.

Two-Team Registration: Each school may only register one team and may request a second team for the waitlist. Schools who waitlist a second team will be notified on a first-come-first-serve basis on Sunday, August 9 if their second team has been accepted for registration, which will be due August 16.

Competitor Registration: Each team may register either two or three-person teams. Each team member will be responsible for writing the brief. Not all team members need to present oral argument, but every member presenting oral argument has have written the brief. Competitor registration will be due August 16, 2020. Competitor substitution requests will be granted based on the CRAL Co-Directors’ discretion, but teams can anticipate leniency given the current circumstances.

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Membership in Emory Moot Court Society is open to all full-time students, properly enrolled in Emory Law with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.35 and who satisfy the requirements of the membership listed below. Students enrolled in any joint JD degree program may be eligible for membership, provided that all other eligibility requirements are met. First-year students participate in the Stange 1L Competition each spring for the opportunity to gain membership in the society.

Moot Court Society is comprised of 2L, 3L, and AJD members. All members must successfully compete in one intraschool competition and one interschool competition. On the basis of their brief-writing and oral advocacy scores in an intraschool competition, competitors will be placed on one of our competition teams, which travel to and compete in various interschool moot court competitions around the country.

Faculty policy states other students and student organizations may not use the Emory name in connection with a publication or interschool competition team without the consent of the Dean's office. Emory Law maintains an active interest in any function held on or off campus in which the name of Emory University School of Law is used. 


Jennifer Murphy Romig is the advisor for the Emory Law Moot Court Society and instructor in the Legal Writing, Research, and Analysis Program. Learn more »