Local attorneys and judges are encouraged to volunteer as judges for one or more of the three tournaments the Appellate Moot Court Board hosts each year. We also invite you to apply to work as a coach for one of our national teams. 

All volunteer judges are provided with competition materials and a summary of the competition problem approximately one week prior to the competition commencement. At the tournament, the Board provides comprehensive judging instructions while volunteer judges are treated to a meal before oral argument rounds begin.

On average, a single moot court tournament requires approximately 200 volunteer judges over the course of several days.  Without volunteers, our tournaments and our program would not exist. These tournaments provide valuable opportunities for law students to practice legal research, writing, and oral advocacy outside the classroom.

Thank you for your continued support!

Contact us at usdmootcourt@gmail.com, or submit the form below, to volunteer as a judge at future tournaments or to apply to be a national team coach. Coaches receive compensation.