The National Moot Court Competition is sponsored by the New York City Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers. The NMCC consists of Regional and National Final rounds. The United States is divided into 15 regions, and Committee-designated sponsors grade briefs and conduct oral arguments for the law school teams located in each region. Two law school teams from each regional competition may qualify for the National Finals in this appellate competition.
The Jessup Competition is the world’s largest moot court competition, the oldest moot court competition dedicated to international law, and is open to law schools all over the world. Teams of law students compete against one another through the presentation of oral and written pleadings to address timely issues of public international law in the context of a hypothetical legal dispute between nations. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings, arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case before a panel of judges, simulating a proceeding before the International Court of Justice. The competition consists of Qualifying Rounds as well as International Rounds.