Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Moot Court Honors Program

Students who excel during the Intramural Competition are invited to interview for Southwestern's nationally recognized Moot Court Honors Program. Those selected represent Southwestern in local, regional and national interscholastic competitions as oralists, brief writers or team coordinators in arguing an appeal of a hypothetical legal case - conducting legal research, drafting an appellate court brief and presenting oral arguments.

Southwestern's Moot Court Honors Program is recognized as one of the most active moot court programs in the country, sending teams to over a dozen major competitions annually and garnering many top awards in written and oral appellate advocacy.

A board of governors made up of experienced moot court team members coordinates both the intramural competition finals and the interscholastic teams. Professors Catherine Carpenter and Alexandria D'Italia serve as faculty advisors.

Moot Court Prince Team 2011
Parker (far right) with competition teammates Courtney Martin and Bryan Swaim

"This entire process reaffirmed my deep appreciation for Southwestern and reminded me how lucky I am to attend a school that is truly committed to seeing their students succeed. During the competition, students from other schools would talk about the lack of support they received in preparing for the competition. My experience could not be more different. The students, faculty and alumni at Southwestern went above and beyond the call of duty to help us prepare. I felt as if the entire school was behind us, and I am very proud to have had the opportunity to represent such a great school in a national competition."

- Chandler Parker, SCALE Program