UF Moot Court Competition Comes Down to the Final Four

Published: October 2nd, 2006

Category: News

The top four finishers from a recent intramural competition will compete in the Moot Court Team’s bi-annual Final Four this Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Class-room.

In teams of two, the competitors will present oral arguments in front of judges from the Florida Supreme Court and the Fourth District Court of Appeals. The arguments are open for observation by fellow students, alumni and faculty.

The Fall Final Four is sponsored by the Orlando law firm of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, and is the culmination of a five-week tryout competition, which requires interested students to write an appellate brief and then present two oral arguments before a panel of judges.

One of the foremost national moot court teams, the Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team competes each year at over a dozen tournaments throughout the country. The team was founded in 1961, and was named after the prominent Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice. The team’s mission is to promote excellence in appellate advocacy.