College of Law > Academics > Experiential Learning > Student Competitions
DePaul has a tradition of graduating exceptional courtroom advocates.
Dedicated faculty coaches assist student teams in moot court
competitions across the country, allowing you to practice your trial and
appellate advocacy. The society sponsors the Hon. William J. Bauer
Moot Court Competition, an intramural appellate competition in which
student teams analyze and brief a hypothetical appellate problem and
argue the case before practicing attorneys and judges. Other teams
participate in intramural trial competition, analyzing civil or criminal
actions, presenting witness examinations, and delivering opening and
closing statements. Students who succeed in the intramural competitions
are offered membership in the society. DePaul teams also regularly win
top honors at prominent competitions nationwide.
Students also have the option of participating in additional ABA Practical Skills competitions, such as, the Client Counseling Competition and the Negotiation Competition and the student-run Appellate Team of the Moot Court Society.