Moot Court team prepares for Spring competition schedule

The Charleston School of Law Moot Court announced their Spring 2023 schedule on Tuesday.

The team is scheduled to compete in seven events this spring including national competitions in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and culminating the first week of April in Vienna, Austria.

The Charleston Law Moot Court team and its volunteer coaches have begun preparing legal memoranda and oral presentations for the 30th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna.

“It’s like the World Cup … for law,” said international law attorney Chris Campbell in a recent story published the South Carolina Bar.

Campbell, attorney Brent Clinkscale, attorney Micah Chettah and The Honorable Kristi Harrington are the volunteer coaching staff for both the Charleston School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law teams for the competition.

“As chair of the South Carolina Bar International Law Committee, I think it is amazing that we can help facilitate students from our law schools to engage and compete against students all over the world,” Clinkscale told the SC Bar. “South Carolina has a place in this conversation and deserves a seat at the international table.”

“I am thrilled that our students have an opportunity to argue on the world stage,” said Charleston Law Provost and Dean Larry Cunningham. “This is a great opportunity for students to sharpen their skills.”

The Charleston Law team consists of seven students, with four oralists and three brief writers. 

More than 300 teams participated in last year’s competition. The event has not been held in-person since 2019, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

SPRING 2023 MOOT COURT EXTERNAL COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Zoom
February 22- February 25, 2023

Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition
Albany, New York
March 3- March 4, 2023

Williams Institute Moot Court Competition
Los Angeles, CA
March 11 (preliminary round)
April 14 (Finals)

Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
Washington D.C.
March 17- March 18, 2023

Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 23- March 25, 2023

Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition
Albany, New York
March 30- April 1, 2023

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Vienna, Austria
March 31- April 6, 2023

CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW QUICK FACTS

The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors sixth in the country for faculty accessibility and No. 12 nationwide in quality of teaching (2022)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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