Moot Court Competition

Learn About The Appellate Process

This two-part program offers a unique opportunity to learn about the appellate process. Students write briefs and submit for evaluation. Then if selected, students present oral arguments before an appellate judging panel using a fictitious constitutional case. The final round is held at the Florida Supreme Court.

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. receives assistance from the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar to implement this statewide initiative.

Competition

Dates: District level invitational competitions are typically held in early April and the final rounds are typically held in early May.
Location: Tallahassee, Florida (First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court)

Results from the 2017 Competition

Case Materials and Rules

The 2018 case is pending.

All questions regarding the case materials must be submitted in writing to The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. Please submit your questions via email (staff@flrea.org).

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