Competitive Teams

ASL prides itself on helping students develop into effective advocates. Our goal is to educate and train competent practice-ready lawyers. 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 writing assignments.

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. All students are eligible to compete as a member of one of ASL’s national 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.

ASL MOOT COURT COMPETITION AWARDS

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