Penn Carey 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, an internal moot court competition, is a Penn Carey Law tradition in which two teams of 2L students argue before three Federal judges.
Penn Carey 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:
- Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
- Moot Court Competitions
- Jessup International Law Competition
- Mock Trial Team
- Legal Writing Competitions
Moot Court Competitions
Under faculty supervision, 2L, 3L, and LLM 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.)