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
March 16, 2015Under the supervision of Prof. Polk Wagner, Penn sent two teams to the Western Regional Competition of the AIPLA Giles Rich National Moot Court in Palo Alto, CA this weekend. The Penn teams completely swept the event:
March 9, 2015The four Keedy Cup Finalists (Jessa DeGroote L’15, Jacob Lefkowitz L’15, Michael McDonald L’15, and Roger Stronach L’15) met with Ilana Eisenstein L’04, an Assistant to the Solicitor General, to discuss her argument in Ohio v. Clark, the case the students argued as part of the Keedy Cup Finals in January.
March 3, 2015
This past weekend, Penn Law’s Mock Trial Team hosted its Fourth Annual Intramural Mock Trial Competition, with ten teams competing and arguing State of Midlands v. Dawson.