The award-winning McGeorge Moot Court and Mock Trial Competition Programs, directed by the Eglet Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, provide numerous opportunities for students to expand their courtroom experience, improve appellate advocacy skills, and refine their skills in client counseling, negotiation, and arbitration.

Students receive coaching and practice in specific trial skills and each year, are able to test their abilities in competitions across the nation and around the world in such diverse subject areas as international law, constitutional law, criminal procedure, intellectual property, and more.

Explore Competition Teams

Advanced students are eligible for membership on competition teams which represent McGeorge in interscholastic competitions at regional, national, and international levels. Selection for any of the competitions is made by the faculty director of the Moot Court or Mock Trial or Negotiation programs.

McGeorge participates in the following inter-school mock trial competitions

  • Mockingbird Challenge
  • Summit Cup
  • Buffalo Niagara Competition
  • National Civil Trial Competition
  • Kelly Invitational in New York City
  • National Trial Competition
  • American Association of Justice Trial Competition
  • South Texas Challenge
  • Capital City Challenge

McGeorge participates in the following inter-school moot court competitions

  • Appellate Law Attorneys Association Moot Court Competition
  • Chicago Bar Moot Court Competition
  • San Diego Criminal Procedure Moot Court
  • Davis Asylum Moot Court
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court
  • Jessup International Moot Court
  • Traynor Moot Court
  • New York Bar National Moot Court Competition

The McGeorge Negotiation Team

  • ABA Fall Regional Negotiation Competition (first two weeks of November)
  • ABA Negotiation Competition — National Finals (first week of February, if qualified)
  • ABA Spring Regional Mediation Competition (first two weeks of March)
  • ABA Mediation Competition — National Finals (first week of April, if qualified)