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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.