If you would like to volunteer as a brief grader, a judge, or both for our 2021 Alumni Torts Competition occurring September 24th – 26th, 2021, please sign up at this link.

All judges must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while indoors. All students are also required to show proof of vaccination and will wear masks at all times while indoors. Judges and students will be socially distanced in the classrooms. After you sign up to judge, a separate email will be sent with instructions on how to upload your vaccination information to the School of Law. All data regarding vaccinations will be supervised by the School of Law (as opposed to individual student groups).

The time commitment for each day will be approximately three hours. You will be fed no matter what time you participate as a judge! An email containing more information and a bench brief will be sent out approximately one week before the tournament. 


USD Law professors are one of the Appellate Moot Court Board’s most valuable resources.  We welcome professor participation in any of the following activities:

  • Appellate Brief Submission Grading. Brief grades are used to determine competitor ranking before and during the competition
  • Guest Judging at 3L National Team Practices. Our National Teams practice regularly for several weeks or months before a competition.  Guest judges are always needed for practice rounds.
  • Problem Advisors. Appellate Moot Court Board Executive members spend months writing the problems utilized in each of the three annual tournaments.  Professor expertise and advisement during the creation of these problems is invaluable
  • Tournament Judging.  The Appellate Moot Court Board is always looking for more volunteer judges for our three competitions.

Stop by the Moot Court Office (WH 114D) or email us at usdmootcourt@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out with any of the above.  The Appellate Moot Court Board is grateful for any and all professor assistance.