Moot Court Society

Moot Court

Since its inception, the Moot Court Society has been one of the most prestigious and active societies of the Shepard Broad Law Center. Membership in the Society provides students with an opportunity to supplement their “book learning” with practical experience in appellate-level oral advocacy.

By participating in various tournaments, members of the Society apply their problem solving skills by writing an appellate brief on a specific problem and then arguing their case before a panel of judges. These skills are invaluable to anyone contemplating a career in litigation. The practical experience gained through Moot Court is also invaluable to student’s employment prospects since many employers seek out students who are members of the Society.

The first opportunity to become involved in the Moot Court Society occurs during second semester of a student’s first year of law school. Students that elect to participate will compete in the annual Feinrider First Year Competition. Students who are successful in this competition will become Candidates for Moot Court Membership. Additional opportunities to become a member will occur in the Fall semester each year and are open to second, third and fourth year students.  Students that elect to participate will compete in the annual Feinrider Upperclass Competition.  Students who are successful in this competition will be invited to become a member of the Moot Court Society.

Once a student becomes a member of the Society, they will have a chance to compete for a position on one of the Society’s traveling teams. The Society proudly sends teams each year to various competitions across the country.

Throughout the year, the Moot Court Society will invite you to attend our functions. We encourage you to watch our excellent advocates develop and refine their advocacy skills. Please email any of our Executive Board Officers if you have any questions.

2013 - 2014 Executive Board

2014-2015 Board Members:

  Lauren Capriotti Chief Justice
  Monica Jordan Executive Justice for Competitions
  Amanda Levine Executive Justice for Academics
  Kimberly Wald Executive Justice for Teams
  Brittany Henderson Justice for Teams
  Greg Friend Justice for Teams - Team Practice
  Heidi Mehaffey Chairperson for Research and Problem Development
  Tara Gelfant Chairperson for Communications
  Berkin Aslan Chairperson for Communications
  Matthew Hinds Tang/LSV Liaison
  Elizabeth Mitchell Tang/LSV Liaison
  Arlen Weintraub Justice for Competitions - Scoring
  David Shaheen Justice for Competitions - Scoring
  Ryan Knight Justice for Competitions - Logistics
  Elizabeth Kata Justice for Competitions - Logistics
  Matthew Gottlieb Justice for Competitions (Judge Recruitment)
  Kirk True Justice for Competitions (Judge Recruitment)

Faculty Advisor

  Ronald Brown Professor of Law
  Shahabudeen Khan Assistant Professor of Law

General Members

  • Jessica Bartell
  • Maegan Bridwell
  • Barry Chenman
  • Fernando Franco
  • David Fry
  • Mary Grecz
  • Colby Grossman
  • Novera Hamid
  • Tal Harari
  • Lisa Kass
  • Christina Lehm
  • Harry Leonard
  • Joshua Lida
  • Ryan Lipella
  • Robert Newman
  • Michael Pellegrino
  • Lyn Roman
  • Vanessa Seblano
  • Manuel Serra-Jovenich
  • Zarinah St Lawrence
  • Lynn Taylor
  • John Tolley
  • Storm Tropea
  • Emmi Vainio
  • Brent Weiss
  • Amanda Winston
  • Justin Zeig

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