• Duke Moot Court

  • Who We Are

    Duke Moot Court (DMC) is an undergraduate organization which connects students to faculty and prelaw resources and travels the country to debate constitutional law in fully-sponsored tournaments and conferences.

    Last year, members of Duke Moot Court competed in regional tournaments across various states, winning multiple attorney awards, and earning spots at the 2020 National Championship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    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.

  • DMC High School Tournament

    We're excited to host all of our teams in March!

    Tournament Information

    The Duke Moot Court Association High School Tournament is an event being hosted by the members of the Duke Moot Court team. This spring, the tournament will be held virtually over Zoom from March 6-7, 2021. The Zoom link will be provided shortly before the tournament.

    Registration

    Registration will go live at 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, December 22nd and close at 6:00 pm EST on January 3rd. Due to heightened interest this year, the tournament will be capped at 80 teams. We may increase the cap if possible at a later date. Any teams who register after that cap has been reached will be placed on a waitlist in the order that they register. No school may currently register more than 6 teams. The link to the Google form can be found here:

    https://forms.gle/uAAnbXvj7mooVQb27

    Itinerary

    Each team will compete three times on the first day of the tournament, and the 32 highest scoring teams on the first day will advance to the second day of the tournament. There will be five rounds held on the second day, The first day of the tournament will culminate in an awards ceremony that will recognize the achievements of the top speakers and teams in the tournament. The link to the detailed itinerary will be coming soon!

    Forms

    Duke requires all minors to submit a participation and health form signed by their parents or legal guardians in order to participate in the tournament. All participants' forms must be emailed by coaches to dukumootcourt@gmail.com by January 15! The link to the form can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NDuUASL4tKY3X80l0yxANyvwUQBCAo8Y/view?usp=sharing

    Case Packet

    The link to the 2021 case packet can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tRhQ-7aTwB4vzuWKQqDWn20ckbcukQRMRF6ez1m1D6M/edit?usp=sharing

  • Join Us!

    Follow four simple steps to tryout for Duke Moot Court's Travel Team.

    1

    Come to our info sessions

    Come learn about Moot Court at our Virtual Club Fair booth (on Duke Groups) or at our 1 PM and 5 PM info sessions on August 22nd. Zoom link for both information sessions: duke.zoom.us/j/8261149638. Join our listserv by emailing: christopher.kuo@duke.edu

    2

    Sign up for a Tryout Slot

    DMC tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th over Zoom. Tryouts are mandatory if you wish to compete in official tournaments; however, anyone is welcome to attend DMC practice sessions to learn about constitutional law and to debate without trying out. Decisions will be made on August 29th.

    3

    Read the Tryout Packet

    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. Tryout packet link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F4oe0p7XhbvJpaVU88rvcc_w4dSkqHJHLJtl1IFr2XQ/edit?usp=sharing

    4

    Tryout!

    Log into Zoom five minutes before your tryout slot to meet the members of the team and ask any last-minute questions. Best of luck!

  • Members

    Executive Board

    Sam Zahn

    President

    Weston Lindner

    Vice President

    Julia Murrow

    Treasurer

    Amelia Paulsen

    Secretary

    Chris Kuo

    Travel Team Co-Captain

    Shanrick Mullings

    Travel Team Co-Captain

    Annika Agrawal

    High School Tournament Chair

    Katherine LoBue

    Social Chair