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Moot Court

Definition - What does Moot Court mean?

A moot court is essentially a trial simulation. Moot courts are commonly used in law schools to help law students get used to making arguments in court. In a moot court session, students will be required to argue both sides of the trial and field questions from a panel of judges.

Justipedia explains Moot Court

Moot courts are excellent learning tools, and that is why they are commonly used in law schools. Most law degree programs require students to participate in at least one moot court session. Doing so helps law students to experience what it's like to make arguments publicly, and to have the points of their arguments thoroughly questioned.

Because moot courts are not real trials, the verdicts do not really matter, and there will be no legal consequences of the trial – just grades for the students.

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