Welcome to the home of moot court at the University of Virginia School of Law. The Lile Moot Court Board oversees the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition and the Extramural Moot Court Program. The Board is composed solely of law students and has the largest student participation of any student organization through the Lile Competition. Third-year members draft and edit all problems for the Lile Competition and judge the first two rounds with the aid of other third-year law students.
William Minor Lile Competition
The Lile competition began in 1929 and spans the second and third years of law school across multiple rounds. The Quarterfinal, Semi-Final, and Final Round Argument are open to the public, with the Semi-Final and Final rounds judged by federal judges. More details on the Lile Competition | Current Competition Resources.
Extramural Moot Court
The Extramural Moot Court Board oversees selecting, coaching, and sending about 20-25 teams of UVA Law students to compete in moot court and other law related competitions against other law schools. Nationwide, extramural advocacy competitions are on the rise. In 1969, only about 5 such competitions existed. Today, there are more than 50. More details on Extramural Moot Court.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.
Moot Court is “indispensable to give the students insight into the practical application of the leading principles of law.”
Professor John B. Minor, Fourth Professor of Law