moot court

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moot court a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moot court a mock court, such as is held by students of law for practicing the conduct of law cases.
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Usage

In literature:

The instruction is given by lectures, examinations, and moot-courts.
"The History Of University Education In Maryland" by Bernard Christian Steiner
For the islanders, having just left the court of the mooting, were none of them armed.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
Participating in moots (practice courts) was an important part of their education.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
For a time Napoleon humoured that Court, even as regards the changes now mooted in Italy.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The Moot Courts are another prominent feature of the instruction.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
He established a Tynwald Court, equivalent to the Icelandic All Moot, where Church and State sat together.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
County courts derived from the shire-moots, 141.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
You can only begin the making of a great lawyer by feigned cases and moot courts.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
So that the whole week was devoted to lectures, and the conducting in moot courts of prepared cases.
"Homes of American Statesmen" by Various
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In news:

Circuit court declares Northern Rockies wolf-hunting case moot.
The final round of the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition will have several distinguished guest judges on the panel, including a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge.
Diane P Wood of the 7th Circuit will be a judge for the prize argument round of the moot court competition at 7 pm Feb 22 in Indiana University.
While at Western New England College David competed in the Moot court competition at Harvard University his final year.
Circuit court declares Northern Rockies wolf-hunting case moot .
A federal appeals court has declared moot a case challenging the US government's decision to remove federal protections from Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves.
The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will be having a moot court competition focusing on the federal constitutional law issues relating to the right to vote for United States citizens residing on the island of Puerto Rico.
Thurmond's son headed to runoff in GOP primary that SC high court could rule moot .
Indiana University Robert H McKinney School of Law's inaugural National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition will take place March 9 and 10 in Indianapolis.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law is looking for people to serve as judges for the fall Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling Is Moot , US Tells Court.
The University of South Dakota School of Law and the USD Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) are hosting the nation's top Indian law academic competition, the 2010 National NALSA Moot Court Competition, Feb 18-20.
There will be no legal precedent from a judge's ordering a convicted child abuser last year to use a birth control implant as a condition of probation, because a state appeals court has ruled that the order is now moot .
Fitchburg State to host collegiate Moot Court Competition Nov 16-17.
3M Re-Files Suit Against Covington in State Court, Mooting Firm's Dismissal Bid.
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