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  1. moot courtnoun

    a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases


  1. moot courtnoun

    In law school, an activity wherein students compete by making arguments with respect to a hypothetical case, or a case that has already been decided by an actual court.

  2. moot courtnoun

    A law school organization which organizes such competitions and prepares competitors.


  1. Moot court

    Moot court is a co-curricular activity at many law schools. Participants take part in simulated court or arbitration proceedings, usually involving drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in oral argument. In most countries, the phrase "moot court" may be shortened to simply "moot" or "mooting". Participants are either referred to as "mooters" or, less conventionally, "mooties".


  1. moot court

    Moot court is a simulated courtroom or legal proceeding that law students participate in as part of their education to gain experience in legal practices such as presenting arguments, researching legal cases, and understanding court procedures. It involves hypothetical cases where students take on various roles such as counsels, judges, or legal advisors. Moot court practices can involve various domains of law and are not legally binding.


  1. Moot court

    A moot court is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court proceedings, which usually involves drafting briefs and participating in oral argument. The term derives from Anglo-Saxon times, when a moot was a gathering of prominent men in a locality to discuss matters of local importance. The modern activity differs from a mock trial, as moot court usually refers to a simulated appellate court or arbitral case, while a mock trial usually refers to a simulated jury trial or bench trial. Moot court does not involve actual testimony by witnesses or the presentation of evidence, but is focused solely on the application of the law to a common set of evidentiary assumptions to which the competitors must be introduced. In most countries, the phrase "a moot court" may be shortened to simply "a moot" and the activity may be called "mooting". Moot court, together with law review, form the two key extracurricular activities in many law schools. Students typically spend a semester researching and writing the memorials, and another semester practicing their oral arguments. Whereas domestic moot court competitions tend to focus on municipal law, regional and international moot competitions tend to focus on subjects such as public international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international trade law, international maritime law, and international commercial arbitration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moot court in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moot court in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • वाद - विवाद कोर्टHindi
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  • pengadilanIndonesian
  • tribunale controversoItalian
  • ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯKannada
  • moot நீதிமன்றம்Tamil

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