The Appellate Division

The Appellate Advocacy Division

Members of the Appellate Division compete each year in numerous competitions throughout the country. These competitions give students the opportunity to hone both their research and writing skills. Students work hard to research and produce written briefs on issues involving the subject area of law in which they will compete. They spend a number of weeks drafting their briefs, then engage in weeks of “practice rounds,” aided by their coaches and members of the Society, to perfect their oral argument skills. By the time the competition takes place, they have perfected their arguments on both sides of the issue.

Appellate competitions address a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from family law to criminal procedure to constitutional law to international law. Our Appellate Division competitors have won competitions every year and often advance beyond preliminary rounds to the quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of competition.

Selection for Membership in the Appellate Advocacy Division

Members of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Appellate Division are selected primarily through a two-round competition held in the spring of their first year of law school. Participation in the first round of the competition is required as part of the first-year legal writing course. Students who are not invited to join the Society during their first year may apply for membership in the fall of their second year after completing a course in Appellate Advocacy during the summer session.

Watch the Appellate Advocacy Division Demonstration

Have questions? We have answers.

Brooklyn Law School
Moot Court Honor Society

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-7922
Fax: (718) 532-2227

Documents from Past Prince Competitions
2017 Final Prince Record
2017 Best Brief
2016 Final Prince Record
2016 Best Brief
2015 Final Prince Record
2014 Final Prince Record
2013 Final Prince Record
2012 Final Prince Record
2012 Best Brief
2011 Final Prince Record
2010 Final Prince Record
2009 Best Brief

News about Past Prince Competitions
Read more about the 2016 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2015 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2014 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2013 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2012 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2011 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2010 Prince Competition.
Read more about the 2009 Prince Competition.