Moot Court Organizations

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In moot courts you learn how to litigate a case doing what attorneys do in real life. Students act as counselors and advocate the different sides of a case based on a problem written by an organization or school. The University of Miami School of Law provides the following student moot court opportunities:

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board is a student-run, honorary organization that 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 the University of Miami School of Law.

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International Moot Court Program

The International Moot Court Program, the only one of its kind in the U.S., allows students to represent the University of Miami School of Law in various legal competitions around the world while obtaining course credit.

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The Yvette Ostolaza Mock Trial Team

The Yvette Ostolaza Mock Trial Team provides opportunities for students to hone their advocacy skills and develop as trial attorneys. The Trial Team is composed of a select group of students who represent Miami Law in interscholastic civil and criminal competitions against other law schools. 

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The Order of Barristers

The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school appellate moot court and mock trial programs. The Order provides national recognition for graduating seniors who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools. Each accredited law school can induct only ten to twelve students per year, and graduating students who participate in Miami Law's trial advocacy programs are encouraged to apply for nomination to the Order of Barristers – the highest honor in appellate and trial advocacy.