Up to twenty students participate in the second-year National Moot Court program, which focuses on writing in the fall semester and oral advocacy in the spring. Students start by preparing substantial issue statements. First drafts of the brief are then due in December. After critique, participants rewrite their briefs, which are submitted in February. Oral advocacy training by directors and advisers occurs in February and March. The program generally ends by late March.
The competition team is a group of six 3Ls selected from the second year program. Team members research and write two briefs, and prepare oral arguments. They compete at the regional competition, and if successful – as they have been nineteen of the past thirty-three years – they go on to the nationals in New York City in January.