William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition


2017 Team Audition Information 

  • Click here to download the handout in Adobe PDF.
  • Application Deadline: September 6 before 5:00 pm

The National Moot Court Team represents the law school at the William E. McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, which simulates an argument before the United States Supreme Court on an actual case on certiorari. Each team writes a brief on behalf of the Petitioner or Respondent and represents both the Petitioner and Respondent at oral argument. The team is selected annually through an audition process early in the fall semester that is open to second- and third-year students.

The National Moot Court Team won the McGee Civil Rights Moot Court in three consecutive years (2009 through 2011). A member of the team received top speaker honors in each of those years.

The National Moot Court Team also competes annually in the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition, where it won the national championship in 2012.

For more information about the National Moot Court Team, contact Professor Richard Finneran at refinneran@wulaw.wustl.edu.