The American Collegiate Moot Court Association strives to educate undergraduates about the American legal system through participation in moot court, a simulated oral argument before an appellate court. Its competition structure, however, suffers from defects that undermine the educational value of the event. This article argues that the ACMCA ought to adopt certain reforms in its operational structure, including geographically locking its regional competitions, abandoning its practice of power-matching preliminary rounds, and rewriting its judging ballot. These goals would not only enhance the quality of the legal education received by its participants, but improve students’ forensic learning experience as well.
Gray, A. R. (2012). Better Pleasing the Court: How the American Collegiate Moot Court Association Can Improve its Competition. National Forensic Journal, 29(2). https://doi.org/10.56816/0749-1042.1067