Moot Court Board

Hon. Philip S. Figa Motions Competition

Fall Semester – Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Hon. Phillip S. Figa Motions Competition is an individual competition open to all day and evening students. The competition tests students’ oral advocacy skills. Students present an argument in support of their motion in front of local judges and lawyers. This year’s competition will be based on a Civil Procedure issue and will be an excellent opportunity for students looking to expand their knowledge of the subject and to enhance their oral advocacy skills.

Daniel S. Hoffman Trial Advocacy Competition

Fall Semester – Friday, October 30, 2015 – Monday, November 2, 2015

Information Sessions: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at noon and 5:30

Hoffman is one of the most popular moot court competitions. The four-day trial competition is open to all 2L, 3L, and 4L day and evening students. Teams consist of two to four students. Hoffman tests each team’s oral advocacy skills through all phases of a trial, including opening and closing arguments and examination of witnesses, in a time constrained environment. The final round is held in front of a panel of distinguished Colorado judges.

ABA Law Student Division’s Negotiation Competition

Spring Semester

The ABA Law Student Division’s Negotiation Competition promotes greater interest and exposure among law students into legal negotiation and provides a means for law students to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing their respective sides. This is a great competition for 1Ls and upperclassmen alike.

Ved P. Nanda International Appellate Competition

Spring Semester

The International Appellate Advocacy Competition is open to individual participants of any year who are interested in international law and appellate advocacy. Individual competitors simulate representing nations before the International Court of Justice and are judged by local attorneys and judges who specialize in this field. The top competitors will qualify as candidates for the Jessup traveling team.