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.
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.
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
The following links should be downloaded as part of the case materials for each year of competition. Please be sure to review these resources.
- Brief Score Sheet
- Educational Materials
- Oral Argument Score Sheet
- Primary and Secondary Research Sources
- Sample Brief
- Sample Brief 2
- Sample Brief 3
- Using Legal Citations
The following websites may be helpful as well:
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Moot Court Videos
Harper Sanders v. Everglade Computers, Inc. & Chartech Tech Services, Inc.
Jesse Davis v. State of Florida
Regan Buschell v. State of Florida
Madison Jackson v. State of Florida and Scott County School Board
Gardner v. State of Florida
Chris Byrd v. State of Florida
Sal Lantro v. Gates County School District
State of Florida v. Jamie Olson