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Jul. 29, 12:30 pm
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Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
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Hilltop Closed
Jul. 29, All day
Fall New Student Orientation & Enrollment
Jul. 29, 06:00 pm
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 30, All day
Hilltop Closed
Jul. 31, All day
Hilltop Closed
Aug. 01, All day

Moot Court Program

Moot Court Program

KU Law offers an extensive moot court program with a long tradition of success and excellence. Students' first experience in moot court comes in their spring semester Lawyering Skills class. All students write a summary judgment brief and engage in an oral argument before a "judge" (a law professor).

For students interested in practicing and advancing their moot court skills, KU offers a variety of opportunities. All second-year students are eligible to compete in KU's Second-Year In-House Moot Court Competition. This is a one-credit course in which teams write an appellate brief and give a mock argument before the "U.S. Supreme Court."

Winners of the competition receive the Robert C. Foulston and George Siefkin Prizes for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. The top eight teams in the competition form KU's Moot Court Council and represent KU in various national and international moot court competitions.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 28 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 23rd nationally among public law schools. “When Lawyers Do the Grading,”
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • 37th: for number of law graduates who are partners at nation’s largest law firms