The LSU Law Center has moved up six spots to No. 34 in the nation for the excellence of its moot court program in rankings released by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.
The Blakely Institute, which hosts the Moot Court National Championship invitational competition, ranks schools based on the results of the more than 80 different moot court competitions held during the 2015-16 academic year. The scoring methodology is designed to incorporate not only team competition awards, but Best Brief and Best Oralist awards as well.
Some notable successes from this year include:
- John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition – National Champions (Purple Team), Best Respondent’s Brief, Best Oralist in the Final Round, National Quarterfinalists (Gold Team)
- Domenick Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition – National Champions, Best Overall Oralist
- National Taxation Moot Court Competition, Stutes-Kalinka Tax Team – National Semifinalists
- Jerome Prince National Evidence Moot Court Competition – National Quarterfinalists, Third Place Best Brief
- Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition – National Octofinalists
- National Energy & Sustainability Law Moot Court Competition – National Octofinalists
- ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Thomas J. Moran & Erin Moran Thrash ABA Moot Court Team – Regional Finalists
- National Moot Court Competition, Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team – Regional Quarterfinalists
The LSU Law Center has one of the largest law student advocacy skills training programs in the country. With more than 150 student participants annually participating in six different LSU-hosted internal advocacy competitions, 27 traveling advocacy competition teams, a series of skills workshops and boot camps, and related skills courses, the Law Center’s Advocacy Programs provide students with an exceptional array of opportunities to develop their skills as persuasive advocates.