moot court

noun

Definition of moot court 

: a mock court in which law students argue hypothetical cases for practice

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Roddy said dozens of schools have hauled out gear, many wanting attorney lecterns, court seals and other items to lend a realistic touch to their student moot courts. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Old downtown courthouse being stripped before demolition," 7 July 2018 Treece’s role is to lead the moot court and mock trial competition teams. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "South Texas College of Law Houston — real life experiences," 31 Mar. 2018 His gray flannel suits hang loose on his lean frame and somehow convey the impression that he is dressed for a moot court appearance or a summer job interview down at the U.S. Attorney's office. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "How John Palfrey Is Bringing America's Most Elite Boarding School Into the Digital Age," 7 July 2015

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moot court

noun

Legal Definition of moot court 

: a mock court in which law students argue hypothetical cases for practice

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