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.
Dates: District level invitational competitions will be held throughout early April 2017. The final rounds will be held in Tallahassee on May 1-2, 2017.
Location: Tallahassee, Florida (First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court)
Case Materials and Rules
|2017 Moot Court Case Packet|
IMPORTANT: As of January 19th, changes have been made to the Petitioner and Respondent in the case materials. These changes can be found on the cover, page 23 (which now reads, “We reverse the decision”), and page 33 (which includes a change in petitioner and respondent and a change to Issue 1). There is also an edit in the case citations, page 10. Item 9, Mobley v. State, now has a page number of 1031 instead of 1030.
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 (email@example.com).
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|Brief Writing Primer|
|Primary And Secondary Research Sources|
|Tips For Oral Argument|
|Tips Judges Look For|
|Using Legal Citations|
Score Sheets and Sample Briefs
|Brief Score Sheet|
|Oral Argument Score Sheet|
|Sample Brief 1|
|Sample Brief 2|
|Sample Brief 3|
The following sample briefs may be helpful as well: