Florida Moot Court

Florida Moot Court Competition: This two-part program offers a unique opportunity to learn about the appellate process. Students write briefs and submit for evaluation. Then if selected, students present oral arguments before an appellate judging panel using a fictitious constitutional case. The final round is held at the Florida Supreme Court.

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. receives assistance from the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar to implement this statewide initiative.

2016 Competition

Briefs are due to the FLREA office on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

The DCA Moot Court Competitions will be held from March 25, 2016 to April 12, 2016 (see below for specific dates), and the Moot Cout State Finals Competition will be held in Tallahassee on May 2-3, 2016.

2016 Moot Court Case Packet

Tips Judges Look For
Brief Writing Primer
Tips for Oral Argument

All questions regarding the case materials must be submitted in writing to The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. Please submit your questions via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), fax at the number listed below, or the Question Submission Form on this page.

High School Moot Court Competition DCA Dates (Invitation Only):

* Additional information will be provided upon receipt of briefs. If dates conflict with school locations, teams may be invited to participate in a different district.

Second DCA - April 5th, 2:30pm
Third DCA - April 6th, 2:00pm
Fourth DCA - April 7th, 1:30pm
Fifth DCA - April 12th, 2:00pm


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The following links should be downloaded as part of the case materials for each year of competition. Please be sure to review these resources.

The following websites may be helpful as well:

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Archived Cases

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