McGeorge School of Law


  • What is moot court exactly?
  • How does appellate advocacy differ from trial advocacy?
  • Do employers value participation in moot court?
  • How is our school performing in moot court competitions?
  • What can I do to get more involved with appellate advocacy at McGeorge?

In order to answer questions like these, the McGeorge Moot Court Society (MMCS) was chartered in 2010 to help students learn more about McGeorge’s appellate advocacy program and put themselves in the best position to apply to moot court competition teams in future years.

MMCS has two classes of membership
  • The first class of membership includes members of the McGeorge Moot Court Honors Board. Honors board members are students in their third or fourth academic year who have successfully applied for and have been granted positions on the honors board. Only honors board members may compete in moot court competition teams representing McGeorge and only honors board members may serve as officers of MMCS.
  • The second class of MMCS membership includes members-at-large. Members-at-large consist of any students in good academic standing, any staff and any faculty members who are interested in appellate advocacy and in the moot court competition program at McGeorge.

You are not required to be a member-at-large of MMCS in order to enter the First Year Moot Court Competition or to apply to be a research assistant or member of the Moot Court Honors Board. Being a member-at-large does not increase your chances of being accepted as a research assistant or member of the honors board.

However, being a member-at-large is the best way to get information about the competition and about important information on how to apply. Additionally, members-at-large stay informed about the successes of the McGeorge moot court competition teams and about important issues in appellate advocacy. Membership is free.

For more information on becoming a member-at-large, email Professor Ed Telfeyan or Mark Narveson.

Explore Moot Court

Ed Telfeyan, Professor
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