All competitors argue “on brief” the first night of the competition and then “off brief” the second night. Twelve 2L students move on to the Semi-Final rounds and then the top six 2Ls will advance to the Final Rounds and will present their arguments to a panel made up of the current and former Missouri Supreme Court Justices in Jefferson City. At the conclusion of the Final Rounds, the Justices will announce the Top 2L Oral Advocate and the Top 2L Appellate Brief. All 2L Finalists will become the University of Missouri’s Moot Court Team and be required to enroll in the Moot Court class with the Board of Advocates faculty advisor.
3Ls do not advance to the Semi-Finals or Finals. However, awards are presented for Top 3L Oral Advocate and Top 3L Appellate Brief.
Students participating in the Polsinelli Shughart Fall Moot Court will receive one credit hour graded as pass/fail. Students can participate in this competition in both their 2L and 3L year, earning them a total of two credit hours overall.
The Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the following students for their wins in this year’s Polsinelli Shughart Fall Moot Court: Best 3L Brief: Stan Musgrave Top 3L Oral Advocate: Stan Musgrave Best 2L Brief: Jeremiah Nixon Top 2L Oral Advocate: Larry Lambert Congratulations to these students and all those who participated in this year’s competition!read more
The Board of Advocates congratulates the Finalists of the 2012 Polsinelli Shughart Fall Moot Court: Elizabeth Grondalski Elizabeth Judy Larry Lambert Arsenio Mims Jeremiah Nixon Scott Sergent Best of luck to all of you! Tomorrow’s Final Round will be held at the Missouri Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City, starting at 7:00PM.read more
The Board of Advocates congratulates the Semi-Finalists of the 2012 Polsinelli Shughart Fall Moot Court: Daniel Coffman Elizabeth Grondalski Daniel Hartman Melesa Johnson Elizabeth Judy Larry Lambert Brittany Leeper Arsenio Mims Jeremiah Nixon Scott Sergent Crystal Settlemoir Jonathan Whitfieldread more
Congratulations to the 2011 Fall Moot Court BEST 2L BRIEF: Stan Musgrave BEST 2L ORAL ADVOCATE: Audrey Dannerread more
Congratulations to the 2011 Fall Moot Court Finalists! Audrey Danner Chantal Fink Kevin Hoffmeyer Stan Musgrave D’Juan Neal Jordan Paul AND the 3L BEST BRIEF Josh Moore AND the 3L BEST ORAL ADVOCATE John Constance All are invited to attend the final rounds and support the finalists tomorrow night at the Missouri Supreme Court at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm! Please click below for a document regarding Supreme Court etiquette. Thank...read more
Congratulations to the 2011 Fall Moot Court Semi-Finalists! Burke Bindbeutel Audrey Danner Chantal Fink Kevin Hoffmeyer Aaron Laplante Kevin Luebbering Joe Meyer Stan Musgrave D’Juan Neal Conor Neusel Jordan Paul Aaron Rowleyread more