Middle School Moot Court

CRF-OC’s Middle School Moot Court is a new pilot program. Moot Court is designed as an oral advocacy program similar to the format of speech and debate. Middle school students will be given a set of facts that raise a legal issue. Using a closed library of cases, students will present an argument as to why the Court should resolve the issue in their favor. After attending a training session, teachers will work with students to prepare and practice their arguments before the school conducts their own internal competition. The top students from each school will then be eligible to participate in CRF-OC’s one-day countywide competition.


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If you are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact Executive Director Shara Beral Witkin.