Moot Court Program

USF's Moot Court Program helps you build the advocacy and leadership skills required of today's legal professionals. 

The program incorporates a range of opportunities to practice hands-on oral advocacy and brief writing skills, while also giving students, alumni, and practitioners a forum for networking and collaboration.

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Students first participate in Moot Court through their Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis class where they research and write a complex legal brief. After being coached by our legal writing faculty and a Moot Court student case counsel, the students end the semester with an oral argument in front of visiting judges.

Students who excel in the program join the advanced moot court programs as student leaders in their second year. Some become case counsel and work directly with a member of the legal writing faculty to both develop the problem that the first year students will work on and assist in the classroom. Other students join one of our prestigious and very successful advocacy teams. We send teams to competitions, including the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and the Robert Wagner Moot Court Competition.

In their final year, students can join the Moot Court Board.

Moot Court Application Documents

The Moot Court Board

This board oversees the entire program including USF’s internal advocacy competition, the Advocate of the Year Competition, open to all USF students.

Executive Director
Ruhani Patel
External Advocacy Director
Rosibeth Cuevas
Advanced Moot Court Competition Director
Annie Le
First Year Moot Court Director
Gianna Taormina
Development Directors
Michael Esquivel-Cheung
Gray Goodman
Amanda McKee
Corey Lopez
Nhi Pham
Lauren Silva


Moot Court Faculty

Co-Director of Moot Court Program and Professor of Legal Writing
Monalisa Vu

Professor of Legal Writing and Program Coordinator of the First Year Moot Court Program
Edith Ho