Trial competitions, moot court competitions and mock trials help
our students refine their research, writing and oral advocacy
skills with the help of faculty, attorneys and judges.
In simulations of appellate arguments and trials, students learn to argue either side of a case – invaluable especially for those considering a career in litigation.
SUNY Buffalo Law School and its student moot court boards host competitions with teams from numerous law schools.
Moot court and trial team experiences build support and camaraderie among coaches and teammates. The Law School offers many opportunities for students to compete against other law schools nationwide in such areas as trial advocacy, tax, and international, environmental and criminal law, through academic courses and student-run competitions.
Among the external competition in which the Law School participates are: