Florida Moot Court Competition: This two-part program offers a unique opportunity to learn about the appellate process. Students write briefs and 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 must be received in Tallahassee by Monday, March 16th, 2015. If your brief qualifies for oral argument, we will invite you to participate in one of the DCA competitions which will be held in early April. Finalists of the DCA competitions may also be invited to participate in the semi final rounds to be held in Tallahassee. The final round of the 2015 Florida High School Moot Court Competition will be held Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th in Tallahassee.
Important Note: An updated version of the 2015 Moot Court Case Packet has been posted. There is a significant edit impacting which side is the petitioner and which side is the respondent.
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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