Moot Court Competition

Volunteers needed! See below for sign up form.

Members of the Nevada bar and bench are needed to judge the 24th Annual Clark County Bar Association Moot Competition. This year’s event will be held:

  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Most volunteers will be needed on Friday night
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  • UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

The CCBA Moot Court Competition provides 1L students at Boyd their first opportunity to practice their oral argument skills through an appellate case.

This year, 1L students are currently drafting an appellate brief for their Lawyering Process II class that will serve as a foundation for their oral arguments. This is a semester-long assignment that requires dedication and great preparation.

Students have been assigned the role of Plaintiff or Defendant for purposes of their brief, however, for the competition, they will prepare arguments for both sides. Preliminary rounds will be on-brief and advanced rounds could be off-brief. Students will have the opportunity to speak for 12 minutes, which will include presenting arguments and answering the questions of judges.

It is the role of judges to observe students assigned to them, question their arguments during presentation, and score them according to their performance. After both sides have presented, judges will have a few minutes to score the students and provide them with constructive feedback.

Volunteers should be Nevada attorneys, judges or mediators. Judging the competition qualifies as pro bono service!

To sign up for the competition, please fill out the form below:

Moot Court Competition Volunteer Form

Moot Court Competition Volunteer Form

Volunteers should be Nevada attorneys, judges, or mediators.

Registration to judge the "23rd Annual CCBA Moot Court Competition"
Note: Most volunteers are needed to judge the preliminary rounds on Friday, April 12, 2024.
Questions are welcome; however, there is no guarantee the question will be addressed before, during, or after this event.
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