Definition of moot court in English:

moot court


North American
  • A mock court at which law students argue imaginary cases for practice.

    • ‘He ran three moot courts for each case, and spent countless hours fine-tuning his arguments.’
    • ‘I heard somewhere that he did a sort of moot court to practice for those hearings for many, many hours.’
    • ‘The society had started the moot court to train law students to put their legal knowledge to practical use, Mr. Nair says.’
    • ‘I am in San Jose today for a moot court at Santa Clara Law School to prepare for the argument.’
    • ‘Although moot courts are viewed without much seriousness these days, it is proven beyond doubt that the programme would never fail in accomplishing its goal: facilitate and promote academic excellence.’
    • ‘But they said he did provide invaluable strategic guidance working pro bono to formulate legal theories and coach them in moot court sessions.’
    • ‘He also instituted the School's first moot court program, providing for further practical experience for future litigators.’
    • ‘This work embodies the proceedings of a moot court that reviewed the case of Samuel A. Mudd, one of those convicted of participating in the Lincoln Assassination.’
    • ‘I learned a tremendous amount from moot courts at Georgetown, Oklahoma City University, and Harvard Law School.’
    • ‘Harvard, which has an endowment for the teaching and study of animal rights law, hosted its second annual animal law moot court competition in February.’