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.
2013 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court
Below is the problem for the 2013 competition.
2012 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court
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 Yangread more
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.read more
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...read more
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Liz Grondalski,...read more
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...read more
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!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 you!...read more