All students are required to participate in one of two Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society internal moot court competitions at the end of their first year. Additionally, many upper-quarter students choose to compete a second and even third time.
Each team, consisting of two competitors, writes a brief and then completes four preliminary rounds of oral argument. The top sixteen teams then move into the final rounds and are awarded the distinction of barrister. Barristers, along with numerous full-time faculty members, judge the rounds of oral argument. Prize money is awarded to the top teams, best speakers and competitors who wrote the best briefs.