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Legal Skills Competitions at the College of Law

Legal Skills Competitions are an important method of developing and practicing a wide variety of legal skills, including negotiation, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy. The College of Law has specific bylaws governing student participation in these competitions.


A variety of legal skills competitions exist, and The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, through its Legal Skills Competition Board, encourages interested and eligible students to participate in local, regional, and national competitions.


College of Law Established Legal Skills Competition Teams

Each year, the College of Law authorizes student teams to participate in the following competitions:

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

National Trial Competition

Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition

Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition


Other Legal Skills Competition Opportunities

From year to year, the College of Law also authorizes teams of students on a one-time basis to participate in other Legal Skills Competitions. For example, in recent years, College of Law teams have participated in the Transactional LawMeet, the National Animal Law Competitions, and Tulane University Law School's Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Competition. You can find information on these and many other Legal Skills Competitions here.


Students interested in participating in a competition other than one of the "established" competitions must first seek approval from the Legal Skills Competition Board by submitting an application to the Board no later than sixty days before the first competition deadline. The burden is on the applicant to establish that the competition meets all requirements set forth in the links below. If the Board approves participation, the applicants and coach must apply to the Dean for funding or for approval of any fundraising efforts.


Required elements of application to participate in other Legal Skills Competitions


Criteria Board will consider in evaluating application


Please see the relevant section of the College of Law bylaws for more detail.


Intramural Legal Skills Competitions

Click here to view information about the Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition.



Updated: 10/15/2012