Moot Courts, Mock Trials, Competitions & Advocacy

Our Student Teams

Students who are in a J.D. or Advanced-Standing Two-Year J.D. program participate in trial competitions, moot court competitions and mock trials, which 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.

For the 2016-17 season, our teams will put their skills to use and represent Buffallo in a number of competitions taking place around the country.
For the 2015-16 season, our teams from the School of Law prepare to compete in a number of national competitions.
In our 2014-15 season, teams from the School of Law repeatedly distinguished themselves. In at least three different cases, our law school's team reached all the way to the semi-final round in a “sudden death” elimination tournament.