Join Moot Court Club to bolster your chances of landing a job in Law!

What is the mission of your organization?
Moot Court is an appellate court simulation! We work on cases that have been appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Our members learn about Constitutional issues, legal writing, and advocacy. We have two teams: oral advocacy and brief writing. Students can join one or both teams. Anyone can join Moot, especially if you want to work on your public speaking, critical thinking, and writing skills!
What skills can students develop as a member of your organization? (ex. leadership opportunities, certifications, public speaking, etc..)
Moot Court offers Binghamton students a chance to advance their professional writing skills, become more confident with public speaking and connect with students and professors at Binghamton who share similar interests. Moot Court members also have the opportunity to compete against other colleges and universities where they can showcase the skills and legal knowledge they have learned from their time in Moot Court!
How can being a member of this organization help students explore career options?
Moot Court is a great option for anyone considering law school to hone their skills and gain legal experience, especially since many law schools require first year students to compete in Moot Court competitions. To prepare our members for law school and beyond, we host events to teach students about law school and help them prepare for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the application process.
What networking or mentorship opportunities are available to students in this organization?
Each Moot Court member works with the team to develop their skills. Both writers and oral advocates work with a partner and are advised by a coach. We also host networking events and share pre-law opportunities with our members!
How has membership of this organization influenced your personal experience at Binghamton University?
Moot Court has taught me so much about legal issues, advocacy, and teamwork. Our team is incredibly tight-knit, and we all learn from each other. I have met some of my best friends through Moot Court, and we always find time for fun team bonding activities. Not to mention, the skills I have learned in Moot Court have already helped me so much in my political science and philosophy courses at Binghamton, and I am confident it will help me in law school, where Moot Court is required for most first year students.
Are there any eligibility requirements to join this organization? If so, please include them below.
Anyone can join our general body and attend our events! For students looking to join our competition teams, we hold tryouts at the beginning of each semester for our oral advocacy and brief writing teams. Oral advocacy tryouts consist of a short speech followed by a few questions. Brief writing tryouts require a short writing sample. Students do not need to have any prior Moot Court or legal experience! We will teach you everything you need to be successful!
How can interested students get connected with you?
Anyone who is interested in joining Moot Court can join our B-Engaged page, follow us on Instagram (@bingmootcourt), and/or email us at

Sarah Crawford is the Founder and President of Moot Court Club.

By Sarah Crawford
Sarah Crawford Founder, President