Moot Court is a student organization that teaches the
basic proceedings of the oral arguments process at the Supreme
Court. Students participate as lawyers for either the petitioners,
questioning the ruling of the lower courts, or as the respondent,
arguing for the lower court ruling to stand. Participants learn to
prepare and deliver arguments in front of the Court and must be
prepared to answer questions of law when interrupted by the
Because Moot Court works as teams of two at regional competitions
and because each school is limited to 4 teams at a regional
competition, the MTSU Moot Court team is limited to 8 students.
While it is primarily designed to further the experience of pre-law
students, students of any major are able to join.
Moot Court, like the other student organizations affiliated with
the political science department will help students think
analytically and will improve their public speaking abilities.
Students interested in the Moot Court team should email Dr. Amanda
DiPaolo directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org. As of now,
there is no class for Moot Court, but it does serve as an extra-