Polsinelli Fall Moot Court

Only open to rising 2L and 3L students, the Fall Moot Court Competition simulates the steps involved in the appellate process. Students write a brief on a given problem over the summer break and then have an opportunity to present their argument to a panel of judges the first week of the Fall semester.

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 to present their arguments before a panel made of current and former Missouri Supreme Court Justices in Jefferson City, Missouri. 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 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.

Directors:

Amber Lampe ajltxf@mizzou.edu

Kristin Wagner kmwnq6@mail.missouri.edu

Assistant Director:

Nick Griebel

2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court

The rules available below govern the 2013 competition.

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The Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Directors use the scoring sheet below to grade the briefs. Download
The problem for the 2013 competition was released Monday, June 17th. Briefs will be due on Friday, July 26th.

Below is the problem for the 2013 competition.

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Below is the general information for the 2013 competition

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2012 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court

The rules available below governed the 2012 competition. The 2012 rules are intended for reference only and should not be relied upon by competitors in the 2013 competition.

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The Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Directors used the scoring sheet below to grade the briefs in the 2012 competition. The 2012 scoring sheet is intended for reference only and should not be relied upon by competitors in the 2013 competition.

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The problem available below was for the 2012 competition. The 2012 problem is intended for reference only and should not be relied upon by competitors in the 2013 competition. Download

The general information available below instructed competitors how to participate in the 2012 competition. The 2012 general information is intended for reference only and should not be relied upon by competitors in the 2013 competition.

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2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Winners!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in 2013-2014, Competition, Events, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Uncategorized, Winners | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates Congratulates the 2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition Winners: Best Oral Advocate Nate Dunville Best 2L Brief Tyler Dunn Best 3L Brief Patty Yang

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Congratulations to the 2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Finalists!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in 2013-2014, Competition, Events, Finals, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates Congratulates the Finalists of the 2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition:  Tyler Dunn, Nate Dunville, Elizabeth Kiesewetter, Miranda Loesch, Keith Starr, Kaeanna Wood.

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Congratulations to the 2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Semi-Finalists!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in 2013-2014, Competition, Events, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Results, Semi-Finals | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates Congratulates the Semi-Finalists of the 2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition: Contessa Brundridge Peter Bruntrager Andrew Crane Tyler Dunn Nate Dunville Neil Jackson Elizabeth Kiesewetter Miranda Loesch Keith Starr Cara Stuckel Jonathan Whitfield Kaeanna...

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The 2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition: August 19th – 22nd

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Competition, Events, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court | Comments Off

Each participant will advocate for each side of the issue. The semi-final round will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. The final round will occur at the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday, August 24, 2013.  The top six rising 2Ls will travel to Jefferson City to compete and must remain throughout the entire evening of the competition, approximately 6:30PM-10:30PM.     If you have any questions or for more information contact one of the competition’s directors: Scott Smith, sascw3@mizzou.edu Liz Grondalski,...

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2013-2014 Advocacy Competitions at MU Law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in 2013-2014, Client Counseling, Competition, Mediation, Mock Trial, Negotiation, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates invites you to mark your calendar for the following competitions at the University of Missouri School of Law for the 2013-2014 school year: Polsinelli Fall Moot Court – Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 21 Mock Trial – Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 Transactional Law Competition – Friday, September 27 Negotiation – Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3 Client Counseling – Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 Mediation – Saturday, January...

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 Fall Moot Court!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Results, Winners, Year | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the following students for their success in the 2012 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 the 2012 Polsinelli Shughart Fall Moot Court!

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2012 Fall Moot Court Finalists

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Finals, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Results, Year | Comments Off

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.

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2012 Fall Moot Court Semi-Finalists

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Results, Semi-Finals, Year | Comments Off

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 Whitfield

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2011 Fall Moot Court 2L Winners

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Results, Winners, Year | Comments Off

Congratulations to the 2011 Fall Moot Court BEST 2L BRIEF: Stan Musgrave BEST 2L ORAL ADVOCATE: Audrey Danner

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2011 Fall Moot Court 2L Finalists and 3L Winners

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, Finals, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court, Results, Winners, Year | Comments Off

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 you!...

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