Moot Court/Trial Skills

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For students looking for hands-on training for the courtroom, Miami Law has a variety of clinics, student-run organizations, and for-credit programs.

Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board

This student-run, honorary organization focuses on recruiting and training the finest oral and written advocates in the country and is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious advocacy program at Miami Law.


Miami Law's award-winning clinics are exceptional training grounds and give students practical, hands-on lawyering experience, while also helping needy and under-represented individuals and groups in Miami and across the nation and the globe.

International Moot Court Program

In this program, students travel around the globe to moot court competitions, some of which are in Spanish. Students interested in having fun while engaging in a challenging litigation and international law experience is ideal for this program.

Litigation Skills Program

In this acclaimed program, taught by experienced trial lawyers and judges, students engage in rigorous, hands-on training in practical skills for competent professional legal service. Unlike other law schools which typically teach trial skills as an intensive course over a short period of time, our course includes pretrial skills and far more hours. Sixty percent of second and third year law students enroll in this six-credit course.

Litigation Specialization Certificate Program

Students thinking seriously about becoming a litigator/trial lawyer should consider the Litigation Specialization Certificate Program. The certificate is structured to provide the opportunity for a law student to become the best practice-ready litigator/trial lawyer that any law school education can produce.