UWLA will host the 2018 Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition

Dear Faculty, Students, and Alums,

The University of West Los Angeles School of Law is pleased to announce it will host the 2018 Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition on April 14-15, 2018 at the LAX campus of the law school.

Moot court is an extracurricular activity at most established law schools in which law students, competing as teams, take part in simulated appellate court proceedings.  Students draft written briefs and present oral argument to a panel of judges in a format that follows rules and procedures that apply to actual appellate litigation.

The Traynor Moot Court is a nationally recognized competition.  The competition was conducted by the California Young Lawyers Association of the State Bar of California for more than 30 years and is now jointly sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute and The Rutter Group.  The event features law schools from throughout California in a two-day contest judged exclusively by experienced practicing attorneys and judges.  UWLA won the oral argument portion of the competition in 2017.  Other recent winners of the competition include McGeorge School of Law (2016) and UC Berkeley School of Law (2015).  UWLA previously won Best Brief in the Traynor competition in 2004, and was runner up in the oral argument competition in 2002.  Several UWLA students have been recognized for exceptional individual advocacy at the Traynor.  This is the first time UWLA has hosted the event.

Jay Frykberg
Dean – School of Law, Professor of Law & ALO
University of West Los Angeles
424-234-3795

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