Moot Court Honors Board is a student-run honors organization which provides its members with the opportunity to develop their oral and written appellate advocacy skills. Members compete in many national competitions each year with varied subject matters in cities as close as San Diego and as far away as New York and Chicago.
MCHB is dedicated to helping its members achieve their greatest potential in appellate advocacy with the help from fellow members and distinguished faculty members who act as coaches throughout the competition process. Even for those students who may not want to pursue a career in appellate advocacy, MCHB still offers an invaluable experience to develop oral and written skills. Members are also eligible to receive academic credit for their involvement on MCHB.
The Institute for Legal Writing holds the Susan G. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition near the end of each Legal Writing II course. All semi-finalists in the competition who:
In addition to those that are invited to grade-on, students also have an opportunity to compete in the MCHB internal Sonnenberg Competition each Fall. All students who have completed Legal Writing I and II have a chance to gain membership onto the MCHB provided that they are in good academic standing. Students who are invited to join will be eligible to receive an academic unit for their efforts during the competition.