moot court


Definition of moot court

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

Examples of moot court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Faigman said one of these efforts will include bringing middle and high schoolers from the Round Valley Indian Tribes to San Francisco to work with the college’s law professors on moot court sessions and practice debating. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2021 Others did moot court arguments with actual judges brought in to respond. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 Pete Stauber and Jim Hagedorn joined Rep. Tom Emmer and a lengthy list of fellow House Republicans in backing the legally questionable, now-moot court challenge. Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 11 Dec. 2020 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, 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., 10 Aug. 2020 Dry runs known as moot courts are by phone rather than in faux courtrooms. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of moot court

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Moot court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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


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