Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science

Moot Court Class


This course is a cross listed course between Political Science, Criminal Justice and Law & Society. Students with any major are permitted to take this course as long as they meet the prerequisites of English 1102 or Communication 2280 and Political Science 2200. This course is only offered in the Fall semester and is repeatable for those students who would like to hone their legal, writing, and public communication skills.

This is a graded course in which a written assignment (appellate brief) is required and the student must compete at the regional tournament. If the student does not earn a B or better in Moot Court I, he or she will not be permitted to take Moot Court II. The focus of this 3 credit hour, elective course is to develop the student’s writing skills, forensic ability, and legal acumen. This is done by preparing students to compete in the oral competition for the regional tournament and the writing of the appellate brief, which will be submitted to the national competition in January the following semester.

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