The Moot Court Board is a student-run organization. It sponsors and coordinates the Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition and the David Cohn Moot Court Competition. The board`s work includes researching and writing the problem used in the intramural moot court competition and sponsoring the winners in the National Moot Court Competition. In addition, the board fields teams representing Rutgers-Newark in the regional and national mock trial competitions. The Moot Court Board assists in the administration of the Appellate Moot Court and Mock Trial programs.
The board is selected each spring from among those students demonstrating high achievement in writing briefs and in oral advocacy. Some board members may act as advisers to students participating in Appellate Moot Court courses, and others are responsible for the conduct of the Spring Moot Court Competition. The board also sponsors a team in the annual National Moot Court Competition. In addition, it encourages student participation in specialized competitions; this includes the Wagner Labor Law Competition, the Albert R. Mugel National Moot Court Tax Competition, the American Patent Law Association Competition, the Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court, the National Mock Trial Competition, the ABA/LSD Client Counseling Competition, and the Negotiations Competition.
Students, through contact with the board, also may participate in a variety of appellate moot court competitions that are sponsored by law schools and other organizations around the country.
Any of these competitions is limited to specific subject matter areas varying from insurance, tax, and securities law to evidence, labor law, and constitutional issues. While several competitions are held during the fall term, the majority take place during the spring term.