Moot Court

The Moot Court program is a student-run organization that coordinates intermural and intercollegiate competitions in appellate and international divisions.

Established in 1950, the Moot Court program provides an opportunity for students to develop their appellate advocacy skills. The program is administered by the Moot Court Board (a group of students selected to represent Notre Dame Law School in competitions) and guided by a faculty advisor. Read more about the board here.

Fourth Annual Notre Dame National Appellate Advocacy Tournament


Religious Freedom Awards

The Notre Dame Law School’s Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that the Notre Dame National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom will return to Notre Dame from November 8–9, 2019.

Click here to register for the 2019 National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. 

2019 NDNAAT Preliminary Rules
2019 NDNAAT Official Rulebook & Score Sheet
2019 NDNAAT Official Case Problem

The Tournament will bring together competitors, scholars, and practitioners in the field of religious freedom from across the country for a dialogue on a Religious Freedom topic.

The Board intends that this Tournament will encourage legal thought and practice in the realm of religious freedom, confirm our University’s commitment to academics in a community of faith, and welcome our peers and future colleagues in a way that embodies the spirit of Notre Dame.

Please contact with questions regarding registration or Tournament details. You can also pay for the tournament registration via credit card