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Yale Undergraduate Moot Court 

Yale's Premier Undergraduate Legal Society and Competition Team

About YUMC

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In Moot Court, we simulate oral arguments (think Mock Trial, but for the Supreme Court). Competitors learn the facts of a fictional case and use American case law to argue in front of a panel of judges.

YUMC Oral Argument teams learn how to read case law and ultimately argue in front of real lawyers in competitions around the United States (think speech and debate, but with expert judges).


YUMC Brief Writing teams will learn how to write briefs throughout the year, and eventually they will submit their briefs for a chance to win the national brief writing competition!

What Do We Do in YUMC? 

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WIN again, then SMILE more
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Our Success

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As of April 2024, we are the 5th ranked collegiate Moot Court team in the United States. Three YUMC oral argument teams placed at the 2023 National Tournament and won speaker awards. In the past two years, our teams have championed regional tournaments in Chicago, Virginia, and Massachusetts, earning speaker awards at every tournament in which they participated. 

Want to get involved?
Fill out our 2024-2025 interest form below


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