Moot Court Society

Moot Court Society's purpose is to encourage excellence in oral advocacy and appellate brief writing. Our goal is to provide all Emory University School of Law students with a vehicle to learn the skills necessary to become an effective appellate advocate.


Membership in Moot Court Society is open to all full-time students, properly enrolled in Emory Law with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.35 and who satisfy the requirements of the membership listed below. Students enrolled in any joint JD degree program are considered properly enrolled for the purpose of membership, provided that other eligibility requirements are met.

Moot Court Society is comprised of 70 members. To satisfy the requirements for membership, a candidate must successfully compete in one intra-school competition and one interschool competition. On the basis of their brief-writing and oral advocacy scores in an intra-school competition, competitors will be placed on one of our special teams, and have the opportunity to compete in various interschool competitions around the country. When candidacy requirements have been satisfactorily met, these 70 candidates become eligible for membership in Moot Court Society.

Special Teams

Moot Court Society's Special Teams have a long tradition of excellence in appellate advocacy, winning many moot court competitions around the country. In past years, Emory has successfully competed in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition; the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Competition in New York City; the Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition in New York City; the Georgia Intra-State Competition in Georgia; the Gibbons Criminal Procedure Competition in Newark, New Jersey; the Jessup International Law Competition; the Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition in New York City; the Jerome Prince Evidence Competition in New York City; the NYU Immigration Law Competition in New York City; the Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition in Washington, D.C.; the Tulane Sports Law Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana; the Vanderbilt First Amendment Competition in Nashville, Tennessee; and the Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition in New York City. In addition, Emory sends a team to compete in the National Moot Court Competition every year.