UChicago Moot Court

Founded in 2013, our team engages in mock Supreme Court arguments. We compete at regional and national competitions run by the American Moot Court Association where we rank 1st in the nation for our oral arguments and written briefs.

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Our Story

Moot Court’s history

We were founded in 2013 by Tyler Ross (’15) and Tessa Weil (’14). Moot Court is a unique style of debate involving simulating appellate arguments. Every year, we read legal precedent and develop arguments to compete around the nation as part of the American Moot Court Association (AMCA).

Second City Regional

This year, we will host a regional tournament with the American Moot Court Association that attracts schools from around the nation.



Team Ranking

Our team is currently ranked 1st in the nation! We are ranked 1st for both oral advocacy and brief writing.

2021-2022 Season

Last year, we had 9 teams qualify for the virtual national oral advocacy tournament. Lily Hong (’23) and Danna Burshtine (’23) were finalists. Marc Motter (’22) and Micah Clark Moody (’22), Ethan Ostrow (’24) and Marie Ardy (’24), and Vikram Ramaswamy (’25) and Cherie Fernandes (’25) all were in the top 16 teams, and Jadyn Tiong (’24) and Annie Qian (’24) were in the top 32 teams. Additionally,  Ethan Ostrow (’24) and Marie Ardy (’24) won 2nd place in the national brief writing competition. Congratulations to our outstanding competitors!

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7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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