Legal Profession Student Orgs / Journals

  • The Mock Trial Association offers opportunities for law students to develop trial advocacy skills, to learn about the trial law profession, to secure trial law-oriented internships and employment, and to offer a diverse perspective on important tort and contract issues currently being litigated.
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  • The UCLA Moot Court Program is an intramural competition open to second and third year law students. Teams of students brief and argue a case created especially for the competition by members of the Moot Court Executive Board. The focus is on appellate advocacy, and the judges consist primarily of local members of the bench and bar. Competitors receive scores based 50% on their brief and 50% on their oral scores. Based upon evaluations from these judges, advocates with cumulative scores placing them among the top 40% of all advocates participating in the Fall and Spring competitions become members of the Moot Court Honors Program. The top two advocates from each issue and side of the Spring Honors Competition (eight total) are chosen to argue in the Roscoe Pound Semi-Finals. The best oral advocate from each issue and side (four total) go on to argue the case before three of the nation's most distinguished jurists in the annual Roscoe Pound Tournament. The top twelve students who compete in both the Fall and Spring competition are named Distinguished Advocates. The top nineteen students who compete in both the Fall and Spring are eligible for various international, national, and state teams.
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  • The National Lawyers Guild is an association made up of chapters and committees working locally, nationally and internationally. We are dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. The Guild unites lawyers, law students, and legal workers as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.

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