Students from Camden holding an award after a moot court competition.
Students from Camden have finished at the top of many national and regional moot court competitions.

Offering an extensive moot court program with a long tradition of success and excellence, each year, upper-level students in Camden compete in national and international moot court competitions that foster collaboration, provide experiential learning, and encourage excellence in critical oral advocacy and brief writing skills. 

Competitions include Baseball Arbitration in New Orleans, BMI Entertainment and Communications Competition in New York City, Frederick Douglass Moot Court, John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court, The American Intellectual Property Association Giles-Sutherland Competition, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the world’s largest moot court competition), the ABA Law Student National Representation in Mediation Competition, Saul Lefkowitz Competition in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law, Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial, and the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Internationally, the Law School regularly participates in the Vis Arbitration Competition in Vienna, Austria, and, in the past, has been one of the few American teams selected to compete at the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. Finalists and winners at these competitions are regularly featured on the Law School’s home webpage.

Hunter Competition

Intraschool Competition offers an additional way for students to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. All first-year students participate in the 1L Moot Court program, which is run in conjunction with the Legal Research and Writing Program. Upper-level students can compete to participate in the year-long Hunter Moot Court program, which includes a writing component in the fall and an intensive oral argument competition in the spring. Selected Hunter students may be invited to serve as Hunter Board members in their 3L year. 

For further information about Hunter, contact Prof. Barbara Gotthelf at

Additional Opportunities

The opportunities for honing advocacy and writing skills are many, and students are invited to explore other competitions and moot court opportunities not listed here.

For more specific information about competitions and academic credit, contact the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs Ron Chen in Newark ( or Victoria Chase in Camden (