Become a Member

The Moot Court Board is made up of second- and third-year students. At the end of each school year, first- and second-year students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for membership on the Moot Court Board.  Part-time program students are not eligible to participate in co-curricular activities unless they have completed 31 credits.

First-year students are encouraged to volunteer as bailiffs, witnesses, greeters, and jurors during on-campus competitions held through the school year. Volunteering gives first-year students valuable insight into how competitions work and is essential to the success of Moot Court Board sponsored competitions. Additionally, students who volunteer are awarded points toward their application to join the Moot Court Board. Students typically apply for admission following the First-Year Appellate Competition each spring. All winners of the First-Year Appellate Competition are invited to join Moot Court Board. New members are selected through an anonymous application process which results in an interview with the executive committee. At least 51 percent of the applicants are offered interviews with the committee. The number of students selected after interviews is determined by the number of openings available on the Moot Court Board. When considering applications for the Moot Court Board, the Executive Committee considers volunteer points, written applications, and interview scores.

Members of Moot Court Board do not receive academic credit for their active participation on the Board, which requires regular attendance at meetings, attendance at educational seminars, volunteering on at least one competition per year, and competing in at least one Moot Court competition per year. Members may receive credit for competing in competitions.

For more information on the application process, please see the bylaws.

If you have any questions about becoming a board member, please contact a member on the executive committee.