How many national awards have ASL Moot Court Teams won?


Competition Teams

When we say ASL’s competitive moot court, mock trial and dispute resolution teams are “Award Winning," some might call that an understatement!

ASL prides itself on helping students develop into effective advocates. Indeed, our goal is to educate and train competent practice-ready lawyers. As such, all students begin the journey toward effective oral and written advocacy during their 1L year. The Legal Process program teaches students syllogistic and rhetorical skills via participation in multiple motion writing and oral argument projects.

Beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, all 2L students must enroll in the Appellate Advocacy course. This course provides advanced brief writing and oral argument training and culminates in an oral argument competition in which the ASL Intra-School Oral Advocacy Champion is crowned. After completion of the Appellate Advocacy course, students are eligible to compete as a member of one of ASL nation moot court teams.  National moot court teams are selected by faculty team advisors with the assistance of the Moot Court Board. Students who are interested in Appellate Advocacy are also eligible to apply for a position on the Moot Court Executive Board during their 3L year.

Students interested in competing on a mock trial team must take trial advocacy, and students interested in competing on a dispute resolution team must have successfully completed the required Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) survey course during their 2L year. By participating in these required courses, students learn valuable techniques toward effective client representation and also become skilled competitors who represent ASL well at national competitions. So, are you ready to accept the challenge? We, and your future clients, surely hope that you are!


Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Competition:

  • National Champion Team: 2005, 2009
  • Finalist Team: 2007, 2011
  • Semifinalist Team: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Quarterfinalist Team: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Best Advocate: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Best Advocate: Second Place: 2005
  • Best Respondent's Brief: 2008
  • Best Brief, 3rd Place: 2009
  • Best Competitor Award: 2004

Gabrielli National Family Law Competition:

  • Best Brief: 2003
  • Best Advocate: Second Place: 2007, 2009
  • Best Advocate: Third Place: 2006
  • Semifinalist Team: 2007, 2009
  • Quarterfinalist Team: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

NCALP National Adoption Law Competition:

  • Best Advocate, 7th Place: 2010
  • Octofinalist Team: 2010

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition:

  • Best Advocate: 2005
  • Best Advocate, Second Place: 2005
  • Best Advocate, Third Place: 2005
  • Best Brief, Third Place: 2002
  • Regional Quarterfinalist Team: 2002, 2003, 2005

CSOL National Constitutional Law Competition:

  • Quarterfinalist Team: 2008

National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition:

  • Semifinalist Team: 2012
  • Top 10 oralist, 2012
  • Quarterfinalist team, 2014
  • Best Brief, 2014
  • Top 10 oralist, 2014

BEF National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition:

  • Octofinalist: 2012
  • Octofinalist: 2013

Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition:

  • Finalist: 2013
  • Top 10 oralist, 2013

Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition:

  • Quarterfinalist 2014
  • Best Oct-Finalist Round Team 2014