Georgia State’s Moot Court program began shortly after the school was founded in the 1980s, and we have worked every year to improve the experience for students and increase our chances of doing well in competitions. In 2018-2019, our Moot Court teams were hugely successful, winning the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition, the best brief at the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, and receiving the runner-up prizes at both the regional and national Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition. Our members also advanced in many other competitions and received best oralist awards as well as several others.
We are looking forward to continued success in the current competition year and are off to a great start. Our Thomas Tang team of Parth Matalia and Sara Lim coached by Kassi Conley received best brief and runner-up in the regional competition and advanced to the national competition. And, our National Health Law team advanced to the quarter finals at that competition several weeks ago.
These successes are not only indicative of Moot Court’s growth, but also demonstrate the valuable writing, oral advocacy, time management and team work skills the members of Moot Court develop. Moot Court members are able to take these invaluable skills into practice with them after graduating from law school. Our goals are to continue to increase the level of writing and oral argument skills our members obtain and to increase our involvement on campus with faculty and alumni.
Additionally, we welcomed a new faculty advisor this year, professor Megan E. Boyd, who has already led numerous positive changes throughout the Moot Court organization. We are always looking for assistance from faculty and alumni to bench our wonderful teams. If you are interested in benching in the spring semester please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Boyd.
Thank you for taking the time to read our post. I am excited for Moot Court’s continued success and growth this year and in the years to come!
2019-2020 President, Moot Court Board