Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition

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The Moot Court Honors Program hosts the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition. This is a two-credit hour course held each semester, which students generally take during their third semester.

During the semester, participants attend class with a professor and a student teaching assistant. Each competitor is required to research and write a Supreme Court appellate brief, as well as prepare an oral argument to present in competition at the Dirksen Federal Court House. Competition rounds are judged by local practitioners and jurists.


Moot Court is the simulation of appellate argument and is an excellent opportunity for law students to develop written and oral advocacy skills, compete with students from law schools across the nation, and meet practitioners and jurists in their chosen field of law. The John Marshall Law School has a highly respected program which has received national recognition.