Moot Court Judge

Moot Court programs are an important part of legal training at Northwestern Law. They prepare students for and allow them to participate in appellate arguments.

In the Arlyn Miner First-Year Moot Court Program (required for first-year students), students present a professional-level written brief and argue the case against fellow students before an appellate court composed of alumni and faculty.

In the second year, students may participate in the annual Julius H. Miner Moot Court competition, a program in appellate advocacy that is administered by third-year students with faculty supervision. Students argue up to eight rounds before panels of judges and attorneys. The final argument is conducted before the student body, faculty, and a panel of distinguished federal judges.

The preliminary rounds of this year's competition will take place on:

February 2
February 6
February 13
February 16

The elimination rounds will take place as follows:

Octo Final, February 20
Quarter finals, February 23
Semi finals, February 27

The final round will take place Friday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Visit the Julius H. Miner Moot Court site for additional judging information or contact