Moot Court is recognized as one of the most rigorous and prestigious programs in all of legal education. Members of the UCF Moot Court Program are the highest quality of advocates and orators that collaborate on the merits of ethics, case law, and representation.

South Atlantic Regional Tournament Information

The American Moot Court Association’s official South Atlantic Regional Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 4 and 5, 2017 at the Florida A&M University, College of Law, Orlando campus.

Regional tournaments act as a qualifying tournament for teams wishing to compete at the ACMA National Tournament in January 2018. The top 20% of team competing at each regional will receive an automatic invitation to the national tournament. To compete in the national tournament, teams must first compete in an ACMA-sanctioned regional tournament.

At the regional tournaments, two-person teams will be required to present oral arguments in three preliminary rounds on Saturday, November 4th. Each team will represent both petitioner and respondent. Order of argument and matching teams will be determined randomly. We will break 24 teams into the finals, holding five rounds on Sunday, November 5th, in single elimination rounds.

 

Registration is now closed for student volunteers. All volunteer information has been emailed to all registered student volunteers. All information was emailed to your Knights email address. If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Tournament Director, Katie Connolly at katiec@ucf.edu.

Important Documents

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American Collegiate Moot Court Association

Official ACMA Rules

(Supreme Court photo courtesy of ACMA and VoxLive)

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UCF Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in Nation – Sept. 27, 2016
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UCF Shines at National Moot Court Tournament – Jan. 19, 2016
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Eight UCF Students to Compete in National Moot Court Tournament – Jan. 11, 2016

Information for Judges

Judge’s Registration Form

Check-in for judges on Saturday, November 4th will be at 9:00 a.m. at FAMU – Room 424, which is located on the 4th floor of the FAMU Law Library. Check-in for judges on Sunday, November 5th will be at 8:00 a.m. at FAMU – Room 424, which is located on the 4th floor of the FAMU Law Library.

Breakfast & Coffee will be provided. The judge’s orientation meeting will be held in the same room.

Information for Competitors

Teams wishing to register for the South Atlantic Regional Tournament need to contact Katie Connolly, Assistant Tournament Director to register for this tournament.

 

The registration fee for the South Atlantic Regional Moot Court Tournament is $125.00 per team. Registration closes on Friday, October 20, 2017. A $75 late fee will be due for any registration fee not received by October 20, 2017. After the registration has been confirmed by the Assistant Tournament Director (Katie Connolly), please mail the email confirmation form, along with your registration check made out to “University of Central Florida” to:

Katie Connolly, Assistant Tournament Director
UCF- Department of Legal Studies
12805 Pegasus Drive
HPA 1, Suite 343
Orlando, Fl. 32816-1602

Unfortunately, we cannot accept payments made by credit card.

Check-in for teams is at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4th and will be in the Atrium of FAMU – College of Law. The team orientation meeting will be held in FAMU – MCR (Ceremonial Moot Courtroom) after registration is completed.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following hotel:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown (60 S Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804 – 407-425-4455).
    • The guaranteed Moot Court rate is $119.00 + 12.5% tax single/double occupancy. To make your reservations, please call 866-247-3571 or 407-425-4455 and ask for the “UCF Moot Court” or “UMC” group rate. A credit card is required to reserve. Deadline to reserve (within the room block) is Friday, October 20, 2017. You can also make your reservation using this link: http://aws.passkey.com/e/49461574

Visiting Orlando

Teams planning a visit to Orlando should consider traveling in a day early or staying a day after the tournament to take advantage of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center’s Annual Food & Wine Festival, which takes place from August 31 through November 13.

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