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Sherman Minton Moot Court

The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition is a student-run program in written and oral appellate advocacy. The majority of the second-year class participates in this annual competition, which is also open to third-year students who have not previously competed owing to study abroad or joint-degree programs.

If you have questions about the competition or need any further details, please contact the Moot Court Board at You may also directly contact Rajat Khanna, Chief Justice, or Jennifer Rulon, Charles Shaw, or Samantha Wuletich, Executive Competition Coordinators.

Spring Oral Arguments
What's the schedule for spring arguments?

Each complete argument, including judges' scoring and comments, lasts for one hour, with three to four hours of argument scheduled each evening and Saturday.

  • Octofinals: February 25th and 26th from 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Quarterfinals: February 28th from 6 – 10 p.m. and March 1st from 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Semifinals: March 4th from 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Finals: March 7th
Where can I view the competition problem?

Read the Spring 2013-2014 Problem.

Congratulate our spring finalists

These oralists will argue United States Of America v. One Painting Entitled Guarded Secrets

  • Jennifer Alberts
  • Thomas Blythe Reske
  • Kevin Casimer
  • Daniel Cyr
  • Jamie Davis
  • Michael Deschenes
  • Joseph Dugan
  • Lauren Falk
  • Emily George
  • Brian Hamilton
  • Anah Hewetson
  • Shane Hobson
  • Lauren Hodge
  • Sara Hunkler
  • McLean Johnson
  • Casey Judge
  • Benjamin Legge
  • Kevin LeRoy
  • Kathryn Moore
  • Benjamin Nellans
  • Margot Newman
  • Emily O’Connor
  • Gretchen Parrish
  • John Pence
  • Alexander Pendl
  • Kevin Roberts
  • Taylor Sample
  • Gretchen Schrader
  • Chelsea Stanley
  • Joseph Stephens
  • Trevor Waliszewski
  • Kimberli Williams

Click here to watch a video of the 2012-13 Moot Court finals.

Pictured above are the members of the Sherman Minton 2013–14 Advocacy Board

Communications to the Moot Court Board may be addressed to