Combining Legal Scholarship and Oral Advocacy

NYU Moot Court Board

The NYU Moot Court Board is one of NYU School of Law's 10 academic journals. Our mission is to enrich the legal education of our members and explore new approaches to unsettled legal questions. We work to achieve this mission through four main programs:


The NYU Moot Court Casebook, published annually, is the most widely recognized and utilized set of moot court problems in the Nation.


The Moot Court Board represents NYU at more than a dozen major moot court competitions each year, on a diverse array of legal topics.


Open to all second- and third-year J.D. students at NYU Law, as well as LL.Ms, Marden is NYU’s internal moot court competition.

Immigration Law Competition

Focused on cutting-edge immigration issues, the ILC is NYU’s annual inter-school moot court competition.


We are the only journal at NYU to focus on the art of written and oral legal advocacy.

The New York University Moot Court Board (MCB) is the journal for aspiring legal advocates, giving its members hands-on experience with legal research, writing, and oral advocacy.

Selecting 40 rising 2L members each year in the NYU Journal Writing Competition, the Moot Court Board provides 2Ls with extensive training in writing and advocacy before requiring each student to write a moot court problem, argue in an interschool competition, or both. As 3Ls, students compete, coach teams, or edit the NYU Moot Court Casebook.

MCB membership offers an opportunity to develop and apply the research, writing, and advocacy skills essential to the successful practice of law. Producing appellate briefs and Casebook problems gives students writing and editing experience comparable to other journals but directly useful to legal practice. The creative freedom, practical experience, and oral advocacy opportunities it offers makes the Moot Court Board truly unique among its peer journals.

  • Supporting Moot Court Across the United States

    More than 110 law schools subscribe to the NYU Moot Court Board Casebook, which each year adds more than a dozen high-quality problems to our existing archive of nearly 100 moot court problems available online.

  • A Great Moot Court Team for a Great Law School

    NYU routinely ranks among the top Moot Court programs in both the nation (16th in the Blakely Advocacy Institute Rankings) and the world (best in the United States in the Jessup Cup 2015).

  • A Thriving Community In Law School and Beyond

    Established as an NYU academic journal for over fifty years, the Moot Court Board has a diverse body of over one thousand alumni/ae who come back every year to judge our competitions and train the next generation of advocates.

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