Moot Court Honors Program
Herzog Moot Court Competition
The Moot Court Honors Program hosts the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition. This is a one-credit hour course held during the first seven weeks of each semester, which students take during their third semester.
During the seven weeks, participants attend class with a professor and a student teaching assistant. Each competitor is required to research and write a Supreme Court appellate brief, as well as prepare an oral argument to present in competition at the Dirksen Federal Court House. Competition rounds are judged by local practitioners and jurists.
Awards are given for the Best Brief, Best Oralist, as well as First and Second place and Semifinalists. Students who complete the competition with a grade of B or better, and are in the top 33 percent of their class, are eligible to participate in Moot Court Honors Council Candidacy program. Award winners are also eligible for Honors Council Candidacy irrespective of class rank.
Students who are not competing in the current semester's competition, including 1Ls, may get involved by volunteering to bailiff rounds of the competition. It is a great opportunity to see a moot court competition and meet those that are judging. Students who have completed the competition may also apply to be a Herzog Teaching Assistant.
Click for Past Results.
All Herzog students must sign up for the Lexis-Nexis web course to access course documents, announcements, Q&A, discussion board posts, and news about those who are advancing.
Congratulations to the Fall 2012 Herzog Winners
Second Place: Jeremiah Stephan
Semi-Finalists: Jacquelyn M. Martini amp; Elyssa M. Pavone
Best Brief: Aaron T. May
Best Oralist: Jeremiah Stephan
Want to be a Bailiff?
Please contact Alex Whitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to be a Teaching Assistant?
Please contact Siobhan Brannigan at email@example.com.