Syracuse University College of Law’s Moot Court Honor Society (MCHS) is comprised of approximately sixty-eight second and third-year law students. This selective group represents the best oral advocates at the College. The MCHS exists to promote development of critical written and oral advocacy skills essential in the legal profession through a variety of student competition opportunities in appellate, dispute resolution and trial settings. MCHS hosts four intra-collegiate competitions open to students at Syracuse University College of Law throughout the academic year. In addition, MCHS certifies and sponsors many inter-collegiate advocate teams that participate in several competitions across the country throughout the year.
Membership Selection Process:
The Moot Court Honor Society invites grade eligible first-year law students to join MCHS following a competitive try-out process based on the final first-year writing assignment at the end of the academic year. Prospective members must submit their first-year appellate brief and argue its issues on appeal before a group of member “judges” to be considered for membership. Second-year students may petition for honorary membership in MCHS if they participate in the Mackenzie Hughes, LLP Appellate Advocacy Competition. A maximum of 36 students are selected each year to join MCHS.