Moot Court Program
Moot Court is the student-run appellate advocacy honors society of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. To join the Moot Court Board, students must compete in the LexisNexis Moot Court Competition during the fall semester of their 2L year. During the Anderson Competition, students research and prepare an appellate brief, and argue their position before members of the local legal community who act as appellate court judges. A passing grade on the brief and oral advocacy competition gives students one non-classroom credit hour and fulfills their writing requirement. The top performers receive an invitation to join the Moot Court Board for the remainder of their law school career.
As members of the Moot Court Board, students are eligible for two non-classroom credit hours for each of their remaining semesters. To receive credit, students must: participate in competitions hosted by other law schools; host the August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Product Liability Moot Court Competition; and hold the intramural competition during their 3L year.
- Executive Director: Jason Goldschmidt
- Financial Director: Chris Jones
- Co-Intramural Director: Eric Metzger, Josh Smith
- Co-Rendigs Coordinators: Abby Chermely, Amy Bedinghaus
- Rendigs Problem Writer: Eric Brinker
- Competitions Director: Erica Helmle
- Lead Judges Coordinator: Sara Barry
- Judges Coordinator: Jeff Levine
- Faculty Advisor: Prof. Rachel Smith
Moot Court Honor Board
- Scott Augsback
- Craig Belliston
- Chris Brzozowski
- Adam Clark
- Emily Gallagher
- Sam Ginnochio
- Rachel Hensley
- Brian Higgins
- Meagan Leach
- Tenechia Lockhart
- John Markus
- Anthony McNamara
- Eric Munas
- Amanda Narog
- Alycia Walker
Top Brief Score: Scott Augsback
Top Oral Argument Score: Tenechia Lockhart
Best Overall Score: Emily Gallagher
We are proud to add these new members, and excited to see them represent the University of Cincinnati at competitions around the country this next spring!
Advantages of Moot Court include:
- practical experience of researching and drafting appellate briefs and arguing before judges;
- travelling all over the United States, and potentially outside the country (recurring destinations include San Diego, Costa Mesa, Brooklyn, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago);
- learning administrative skills by running the organization with little faculty involvement; and
- meeting local attorneys and judges from all over the United States.
As 1Ls, students can learn more about Moot Court by assisting as bailiffs for the intramural competition in the fall and at Rendigs in the spring. Also, students should feel free to ask current members of the Moot Court Board about their experience. Students can contact current officers by law school e-mail.