Miami Law International Moot Court Program

International Moot Court Program

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In the International Moot Court Program, students represent the University of Miami School of Law in various legal competitions around the world while obtaining course credit. The program is comprised of both a workshop and participation in one international moot court competition. These multiple interschool competitions take place across the globe and in them Miami Law students have the opportunity to argue different international law issues and work with other future attorneys from different countries, cultures and legal systems.

What is an International Moot Court Competition?

In front of a mock International Tribunal, students act as counselors and advocate the different sides of a case based on a problem written by an organization or school. The students analyze the problem, identify the legal issues, research the law, write the briefs and orally present it to the moot court. In essence, the students learn how to litigate a case in front of an international tribunal doing what an attorney does in real life.

Why become a member of this program?

This program enables students to:

  • Develop effective advocacy techniques
  • Participate in opportunities which improve analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Become exposed to different cultures and legal systems
  • Meet distinguished attorneys and judges that practice international law
  • Create an international law network
  • Enhance their law school education through a hands-on, fun experience

Who Should Join

Students interested in having fun while engaging in a challenging litigation and international law experience are ideal for this program. Also, though it is not required, participation in the International Moot Court Board student organization is a great way to prepare for the International Moot Court Program.

Requirements

  • 2L, 3L and LL.M. students may try out for the program
  • Excellent advocacy skills or a desire to learn advocacy skills
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Good writing and research skills
  • Though not required, other languages are a plus, especially Spanish and Portuguese

For More Information

Professor Paula Arias
Director, International Moot Court Program
parias@law.miami.edu
Office G-488

Paula AriasProfessor Paula Arias, an expert in dispute resolution in Latin America, leads the International Moot Court Program. Read more


PROGRAM BROCHURE

Miami Law International Moot Court Program

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PHOTO GALLERIES

2012-13 International Moot Court Program students

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Hear Carlos Nunez, Class of 2013 and President of the International Moot Court Board, discuss his experience.

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Miami Law hosted the oral round between the teams of Paris II and UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico) during the Vis Pre-Moot in February 2011.