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Moot Court Board

Student Life

Moot Court Board

Office: Roosevelt Hall 011
Email: mootcourt@hofstra.edu
President EIC: Rachael Senatore
Vice President: Robert Pope
Managing Editor: Michael Pentola
Director of Competitions: Christopher Theodorou
Director of Staff Affairs: Caitlin Hopkins
Director of Alumni Affairs: Sydney Spinner
Director of Business Affairs: Stelios Karatzias
Associate Editors: Hallie McDonald
Corey Michaelis

The Moot Court Board is a student-run organization that is dedicated to the development of students’ written and oral appellate advocacy skills.

The board administers two intramural competitions each year, through which members of the board are selected. The fall semester competition is open to upper-class students and transfer students; the spring semester competition is open to first-year students.

Board members help prepare competitors for oral argument and conduct practice rounds leading up to the competition; board members also serve as judges for the preliminary rounds of the competitions. The final round of each competition is adjudicated by a panel of distinguished judges and appellate practitioners.

The board also plays an important part in Hofstra Law’s interscholastic moot court competition program. The board helps organize tryouts each fall for the selection of students to represent Hofstra Law in regional, national and international moot court competitions against other law schools.

Board members also assist in the faculty-taught Advanced Appellate Skills seminar, which is designed exclusively for students who are selected from those tryouts — largely from board membership — to represent Hofstra Law in interscholastic competitions.