Who We Are
Duke Moot Court (DMC) is an undergraduate organization which connects students to faculty and prelaw resources, hosts events on contemporary legal issues, and travels the country to debate constitutional law in fully-sponsored tournaments and conferences.
Last year, members of Duke Moot Court competed in tournaments across four states, winning thirteen attorney awards, placing 1st at the Beantown Regional Qualifier, and earning a quarterfinal spot at the 2017 National Championship in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Every Spring, Duke Moot Court organizes the largest high school appellate advocacy conference in the country. In 2017, the program hosted over 150 students from 30 schools in Canada, Vietnam, and states all across the U.S.
Moot court alumni have gone on to win the Marshall Scholarship, report for the Wall Street Journal, attend the Wharton School of Business, and study law at Harvard University, Stanford University, Georgetown University, and University of Virginia.
Follow three simple steps to tryout for Duke Moot Court
DMC tryouts will be held on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9th from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM in Carr 106. Click the link above to sign up for a 20-minute slot.
Take a look at our tryout packet for more information about our club, the tryout process, and all the materials you will need to prepare for tryouts
Join us in Carr 106 five minutes before your tryout slot to meet the members of the team and ask any last-minute questions. Best of luck!
Logan Kirkpatrick is a senior political science major from Loudoun County, Virginia. After graduation, Logan hopes to pursue a career in international civil rights law with an emphasis on immigration policy. Outside of moot court, Logan is the managing editor of the Undergraduate Law Review, former president of the Duke Alexander Hamilton Society, and a performance club member on the Duke Swing Dance team. In his spare time, Logan enjoys geeking out about Game of Thrones, spending absurd amounts of money at Red Mango, and 'going easy' on people in basketball.
Jake Hoberg is a sophomore from Reno, Nevada studying political science. He is involved in duke debate and duke student government and is excited to be serving at the vice-president of Duke Moot Court for the 2017-18 school year.
Hello! My name is Maryam Asenuga and I am a rising sophomore. On campus, I serve as the DSG senator of Equity and Outreach, a MASTERY tutor to help mentor refugee youth, an intramural volleyball player, and the community outreach chair for Duke’s Student Advisory Board for Human Rights. I also serve as a writer for Linkedln discussing issues in American society. Lastly, I serve as the treasurer of Moot Court. Joining Moot Court last year was one of the best decisions as I am intensely intrigued by law and legal procedures and performing in Moot Court has taught me a lot about my legal passions!
Mitchell Siegel grew up on Long Island and is studying Public Policy and Economics. At Duke, Mitchell is secretary of the moot court team, vice-president of Duke College Republicans, and a columnist for The Chronicle. Since being diagnosed with type one diabetes at ten years old, Mitchell has remained a passionate youth ambassador and mentor for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF). Mitchell enjoys playing and talking sports as well as playing jazz ensembles as a bassist. Last summer, he was a research and policy analyst intern for health care policy at the Heritage Foundation. After college, Mitchell is interested in pursuing law degree after college and future careers in law and politics.
Chair of Travel
Attyat Mayans is a senior studying Public Policy and Chinese. She has been on the Moot Court team since her freshman year at Duke. In addition to being involved with Moot Court, she conducts research through Bass Connections and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and is a part of Duke East Asia Nexus and the Center for Multicultural Affairs. After graduating from Duke, she intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Policy.
Travel Team Co-Captain
Isabel Ivanescu is a sophomore political science major from Dearborn Heights, Montana. Her interests range from international relations and constitutional law to modern philosophy and theoretical physics. Outside of moot court, she is a research assistant for the John Hope Franklin Center for International Studies, a council member for the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, and a columnist for the Duke Political Review. In her spare time, Isabel enjoys obsessing over PowerPoint fonts, overdosing on gummy worms, erronously correcting people's spelling, threatening to fire her professors (and eliminating their positions), crashing weddings, and haunting construction sites.
Travel Team Co-Captain
Elle is a sophomore majoring in political science and history. She’s from Denver, Colorado and is interested in constitutional law, politics, and American history. Elle is also involved in the Undergraduate Law Review, SUWA refugee tutoring, and Duke Debate. In her free time, Elle likes arguing with people, hiking, and watching trashy reality tv.
Michael Brunetti is a junior majoring in History and minoring in Political Science. Michael has participated in various debate organizations since beginning high school. On campus, he is involved in Duke Student Government, the Duke Catholic Center, and the Duke History Union. He hopes to attend law school after graduating from Duke. Michael enjoys chess, walking, racquetball, and golf.