Info Session: Appellate (Moot Court) Programs - Wed 4/13 at 12 noon

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Info Session: Appellate (Moot Court) Programs - Wed 4/13 at 12 noon

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Come learn about the appellate advocacy programs and moot court teams offered by UB Law School and our Advocacy Institute, and the requirements for achieving the Certificate in Advocacy. Appellate work is where one can help develop the law that broadly applies to multiple cases. The Advocacy Institute and UB Law's programs in appellate advocacy develop your skills in legal research, developing and supporting arguments, persuasive writing, and in oral communication -- all skills that every lawyer needs. And students who excel in appellate advocacy competitions are highly sought after in the legal job market. Pizza will be served!

Wednesday, April 13
12 - 1 pm
Cellino & Barnes Conference Center (Rm 509 O'Brian)

Some exciting opportunities include:

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – A UB School of Law team will be compete at the regional rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held in February/March 2023. No previous knowledge or experience in international law needed. Tryouts for the 2022-23 Jessup Moot Court team will be on Saturday 4/23/2022 at the law school in the Francis M. Letro Courtroom. Please visit this link to receive the tryout packet and sign up: Also, students can email with any questions

Desmond S. Moot Court Competition – intramural competition offered in the fall

Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition – hosted by the law school where 25-30 schools from across the country (including a team from UB School of Law) compete each spring

National Moot Court Competitions – Teams selected to compete each fall and spring

Buffalo Moot Court Board (BMCB) Student Membership – the BMCB is dedicated to fostering excellence in appellate advocacy and encouraging the development of practical legal skills such as brief writing and oral argument. Membership on the Board is offered to students who demonstrate exceptional oral advocacy and brief writing skills through competing in the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition.

Check out this link for additional information:

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Please contact Dawn Skopinski, Associate Director for Experiential Learning at
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