Charlotte School of Law's Moot program is built on traditional and novel ideas.
As part of Charlotte School of Law's Moot Court Program, students are provided an array of opportunities to argue appellate cases in simulated exercises, including participation in inter-school competitions both nationally and internationally. Members of the Charlotte School of Law's Moot Court Honor Board are selected through an intra-school competition organized and run by students and judged by prominent members of the legal community. The intra-school competition is named after the Honorable Susie Marshall Sharpe, North Carolina's first female state Supreme Court Chief Justice.
The consistent successes of the Moot Court Honor Board reflect excellence. The Moot Court Honor Board has distinguished itself in many ways including being the recipient of awards for Best Brief, Best Advocate and Best Team. The Charlotte School of Law team was the 2012 winner of the 36th annual New York Law School Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition. Our students have traveled as far as South Africa to compete where they have won Best Overall Team and Best English Team at the University of the Free State South Africa Moot Court Competition. Curriculum offerings include a basic appellate advocacy class as well as an intensive appellate advocacy class designed especially for members of the Moot Court Honor Board.
Moot Court Results
Fall 2014, Octo-finalists, Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
Spring 2013, Semi-finalists, John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure National Moot Court
Spring 2013, Quarterfinalists and Preliminary Round Fifth Best Oral Advocate, Capital University National Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court Competition
Spring 2013, Finalists, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition New York City Region