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Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions

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“We have a combined total of more than 50 years of trial experience among our coaching staff—including extensive work in capital cases. Private law firms would pay top dollar for the kind of training we give our competition teams.”  ~ Associate Dean Victor M. Hansen
 

New England Law | Boston sponsors several teams that compete in regional and national advocacy events. Team membership is generally open to upper-level students, and coaching sessions are conducted several times a week in the run up to a moot competition. Students spend countless hours presenting arguments, testing approaches, taking risks, and discovering what works for them in a law school mock trial.

This rigorous training pays off in moot court competitions. Competitors from other schools find New England Law’s moot court and mock trial teams to be formidable opponents. And recent results show that New England Law students are acing their day in court.

Participation in these events provides an introduction to the legal community through contact with the practicing attorneys and jurists who adjudicate competitions, making it a great way for students to demonstrate their potential to future employers.

Moot Court and Mock Trial teams for the 2014-15 academic year

ABA Client Counseling Competition

ABA Negotiation Competition

  • The Negotiation Team vaulted to the national level in only its second year of existence. (2011-2012 academic year) Coach:  Academic Excellence Professor Robert Coulthard

Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

Coach: Clinical Law Professor Caryn Mitchell-Munevar

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Coaches: Associate Professor Lisa Laplante and Dina Francesca Haynes

National Environmental Moot Court Competition

  • In 2014, a member of the New England Law team received the Top Speaker Award in one of the competition’s rounds. Coach: Professor Peter Manus

National Tax Moot Court Competition

National Trial Competition

  • In 2014, the regional National Trial Competition team of Cody Costello ’14 and Wendy Hansen ’15 was one of four to reach the finals out of a total of 22.  New England Law's team reached the finals and received the best advocate award in 2006-2007.  Coaches:  Hon. Gerald Alch and Hon. Barbara Dortch-Okara (adjunct professor and professor, respectively)

Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Intellectual Property Competition