Undergraduate programs advancing the call
Moot Court competition has long been an educational opportunity limited to the law school environment. The ranking of Moot Court Performance for law schools has historically been touted as excellent preparatory experience and an adjunct to classroom study. Moot Court competition has been rapidly advancing at undergraduate levels with many colleges and universities adding this exercise to their core curriculum. The American Collegiate Moot Court Association is the premier governing body for undergraduate moot court competition, with more than 250 teams competing annually. The Association has placed an emphasis on the educational value of debate by setting specific objectives, carefully drafted problems, comprehensive research, equitable uniform rules, informed and standardized judging criteria.
..one of the greatest benefits of undergraduate moot court is practical preparation for law school. American legal education relies principally upon the Socratic method of instruction: law students are required to arise upon demand and recite the facts of a case or to expound upon a legal doctrine while under the duress of probing inquiries of the law faculty. And in addition, most, if not all, law schools require moot court. Undergraduate moot court thus prepares students for both the law school classroom and law school moot court.
- Dr. Charles R. Knerr
The College Moot Court ranking system is an independent group that ranks competitors based on past performance at the regional and national levels. It is in no way sanctioned by the ACMA but provides a conduit for recognizing the top performers at the undergraduate level. The rankings are quantitative and are applied uniformly. Click here to see the ranking point system.
Every institution that competes is encouraged to submit all win/loss records. This can be done by sending all records to: email@example.com