moot court


Definition of moot court

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Barrett was one of a number of judges participating in a moot court at William & Mary Law School in September that considered the ACA suit. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Amy Coney Barrett Hasn’t Been Nominated for Health-Care Czar," 13 Oct. 2020 Daniel Bosch has joined the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center as its advocacy fellow, working in the administration, coaching and preparation of students for moot court, mock trial and alternative dispute resolution competitions., "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Aug. 9, 2020," 10 Aug. 2020 Dry runs known as moot courts are by phone rather than in faux courtrooms. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Live from remote locations: It's the Supreme Court!," 30 Apr. 2020 The order also cancels mass public gatherings that take place at the courthouse, including naturalization ceremonies, group tours, moot courts, mock trials, bar meetings and attorney seminars. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Federal courts in northern Ohio postpone jury trials, limit grand jury meetings in response to coronavirus," 16 Mar. 2020 To reimburse the $11,063.25 in hotel costs for Sturgeon's lawyers to hone their strategy at three moot courts in Washington. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "This Alaskan beat the odds at the Supreme Court - it cost $1.5 million," 3 Nov. 2019 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,, "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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First Known Use of moot court

1788, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2020

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“Moot court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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

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