Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Following up on my previous post, 2016-17 Moot Court Rankings: preLaw, Best Schools For Moot Court:
For the top moot court programs, winning is just a happy side effect. Preparing students to practice law and argue in court is what moot court is really all about. ...
[The] University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute ... uses a scoring system that assesses the quality of the competitions a school participated in, the size of the competitions and the school’s performance in those competitions to determine the top 16 programs in the nation.
The nation’s top moot court programs all have several things in common: They are stacked with competitive and driven students; they are led by dedicated volunteer coaches and faculty members; and they are focused on teaching transferrable skills. Perhaps most important, however, is that training students for the practice of law is their top priority. Winning championships is a just a happy side effect.