Moot courts are attracting attention as more law students seek to gain experience and professional exposure by playing a key role in a moot court.
Moot courts give law students opportunities to research and litigate advanced hypothetical problems, compete with a team against other student attorneys, and receive professional feedback on their performance by peers, faculty, and the moot court itself. It is fair to say that a lawyer who has participated in a moot court is rarely surprised by questions that he or she may receive from the bench.
Moot Court Application process
The Faculty of Law strives to build a team of students who would join this program at the beginning of every academic year. All students are encouraged to apply to get the quality training and then compete at national and international moot court events.
The moot court team is chosen after passing two stages:
- All student applicants are first interviewed to assess their personal skills pertinent to presentation and analysis, then short listed.
- Short listed candidates are interviewed again and are given an opportunity to prepare for a simple hearing on a previously defined disputed issue.
After these two stages, the moot court team joins a full-year integrated training program. The team members receive two kinds of training. The first is cognitive legal training related to the issue that is raised for competition. The second training involves building essential skills for competitions, including analytical, presentation and listening skills.
Because the international contests are held in English, the moot court team members should have a very good command in English.
For registration and inquiries:
Dr. Raed Abu-Badaweieh
mail: [email protected]
Moot Court Program Coordinator