Moot Court Board

What is MCB?

The Moot Court Board is a long-standing and prestigious 20-member student organization comprised of 10 third-year students and 10 second-year students. The Board organizes and runs the law school's oral advocacy program. Currently, the Board runs six intraschool competitions each year. At these competitions, a regional team is selected by judges from the local legal community. These teams then compete at the regional level against other law school teams for a chance to represent their school and region at the national level.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Oregon Moot Court Board is to: (1) provide students with academically challenging and diverse opportunities to develop oral and written advocacy skills which are essential components of the practice of law; (2) provide the School of Law with a viable competitive moot court program that will enhance the school's professional development of its students and produce competent and professional student representation in competitions with other law schools; (3) provide the practicing bar with an opportunity to help shape the skills development of future attorneys; and (4) provide Board members with an opportunity to develop legal research and writing skills through problem development and competition coordination.

Membership Selection

The board member selection process begins in the middle of spring semester. The application requirements for 2013-2015 membership will be posted in January of 2013.

Each member of the Board serves for a two-year period. Duties include organizing and running one of the intraschool competitions, attending regular Board meetings, and completing miscellaneous projects on an as needed basis.

The organization of a competition can involve the research and writing of the particular competition's problem, judging the memos or briefs submitted for the competition, contacting members of the local legal community to request their participation as judges, and other administrative duties inherent in running a competition. For their efforts, each member of the Board receives one credit per semester.

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