Moot Court

This three-credit hour class focuses on one aspect of practice of law-argument in front of an appellate court, in this case the United States Supreme Court.  Students work with partners to prepare oral arguments and/or legal briefs on a case involving an important set of constitutional principles, then either participate in the American Moot Court Association regional program or submit a written brief in the brief writing contest.  The class uses a minimum of lecture and focuses instead on developing the ability to read, analyze and synthesize Supreme Court decisions, allowing students to apply the concepts from class to a simulated constitutional law case.

National Competitors

National Competitors

Hailey Kimball (pictured) and Kevin Lorentz, both political science seniors, placed 13th out of 80 teams in the 2013 National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association.


"I'm proud of us as a team because this is the furthest that SVSU has ever brought a team."


– Hailey Kimball