Upper Class Competition

The George Mason University School of Law Moot Court Board is pleased to host:


WHAT: The Upper Class Moot Court Competition is an appellate level oral argument competition. Students will compete in teams of two. The problem for the competition involves the issues presented in this semester’s LRWA III Appellate Writing class. Students do not need to be enrolled in Appellate Writing this semester to participate in the competition.

WHEN & WHERE: The preliminary and advancing rounds of the competition will take place at GMUSL on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The semifinal and final rounds will take place at the Fairfax Circuit Court, in Fairfax, VA on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 3 p.m.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: All second, third, and fourth year George Mason law students are welcome to participate. To repeat, enrollment in or completion of LRWA III Appellate Writing is not a prerequisite for participation in the Upper Class Competition.

NOTE: Students who wish to be considered for Fall Selection on the Moot Court Board MUST compete in the Upper Class Competition.

HOW: The UCC sign-up sheet will be posted outside Room 123 at on Thursday, October 13th at 5pm. Space is limited to 40 teams and sign-ups will be first come, first served. Please note that you must sign up in teams of two people. If you are interested in competing but do not have a partner, there will be an interest sheet posted next to the sign-up sheet where you may leave contact information for potential partners.

MORE INFORMATION: Please join us for one of two UCC INFORMATION SESSIONS on Thursday, October 6, at 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 11, at 5:00 p.m. in Founders Room 111 (Atrium level, right behind the bookstore). We will discuss the UCC in further detail (including the competition format and scoring) and address any student questions.

2011 Upper Class Competition

October 13-21: Competitor Sign-Up
October 31 – November 4: Mooting Session Sign-Up
November 7-11: Mooting Sessions
November 12: UCC Preliminary and Advancing Rounds
November 15-17: Advancing Rounds Mooting Sessions
November 18: UCC Semi-Final and Final Rounds. Fairfax Circuit Court, Fairfax, VA