Penn Law students participate in both internal and external moot court and trial advocacy competitions, providing valuable practice in writing and oral advocacy.
Edwin R. Keedy Cup Competition
The Keedy Cup is Penn Law’s internal moot court competition — and an event that draws the entire Law School in which two teams of students argue before three Federal judges.
External Advocacy Competitions
Penn Law also sends teams to moot court and trial advocacy competitions across the country. Most competitions are open to any students who put together a team and choose a faculty adviser, but the following competitions have standing teams to which students must apply:
Under faculty supervision, 2L and 3L students may participate in the moot court competitions. Financial support may be granted, covering registration fees, photocopying of briefs, and mailing of the briefs as required by the competition rules (travel, hotel, and meals are not covered.)
Advocacy Competition Updates
February 25, 2015
As the 1st place team within the region, they have advanced to the National competition, which will be held in Portland, Oregon in mid-March.
February 25, 2015Penn Law team wins at Jessup Moot Court regionals, will represent U.S. in international rounds
March 19, 2014Congratulations to 3Ls Taylor Gooch and Ben Sirolly, who won the western regional competition of the AIPLA’ Giles S. Rich National Patent Law Moot Court this past weekend. Taylor and Ben competed as a part of Prof. Polk Wagner’s patent law appellate advocacy class.