Students gain valuable written and oral advocacy experience through participation on one of the school’s 21 interscholastic Moot Court teams. Teams compete in regional and national competitions across the United States. Membership on each of the teams is determined based on a student’s performance during the annual Byron L. Warnken Annual Moot Court Competition.
Executive Board :
President: Kayleigh Toth
Vice President: Natalie Hynum
Secretary/Compliance Officer: Courtney Colonese
Moots Chair (Outreach): Matthew Nelson
Moots Chair (Organizational): Rima Kikani
Byron L. Warnken Competition Co-Chairs: Kate Smith and Alexander Motsiopoulos
Student Liaison Co-Chairs: Ellery Johannessen and Neill Thupari
Public Relations Chair: Alex Sabet
Members at Large: Cyndi Adkins, Zarena Sita, Andre' Cross, Kelly Shaffer, Ian Harris, Alison Graham, Jordan Halle, Jeff Bernstein, and Ryan Cohill
The Moot Court Board administers the Byron L. Warnken Competition and provides oral argument and brief-writing training sessions throughout the year. It is comprised of students selected on the basis of their grades, expertise in written and oral advocacy, and demonstrated interest in the programs served by the board. The board operates under the supervision of its student-led Executive Board and its faculty adviser, Byron L. Warnken. The board also assists with managing the National Moot Court Competition in which the University of Baltimore is Region III sponsor. For each semester, one credit may be awarded to each Moot Court Board member for 60 hours of substantive legal work.
The competitions in which School of Law teams compete are subject to change from year to year.