moot court
moot court n: a mock court in which law students argue hypothetical cases for practice

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

moot court
n.
A mock court set up by a law school to try hypothetical cases as an exercise in oral advocacy for law students.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


moot court
A fictitious court held in law school where students argue both sides of a hypothetical case, usually at the appellate level.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


moot court
A method of teaching law and legal skills that requires students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


moot court
A method of teaching law and legal skills that requires students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

moot court
n.
   law school exercise in which students argue both sides of an appeal from a fictitious lawsuit in a mock court. There are also moot court contests between teams from different law schools.
   See also: moot

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Moot court — Moot Moot, n. [AS. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting; usually in comp.] [Written also {mote}.] 1. A meeting for discussion and deliberation; esp., a meeting of the people of a village or district, in Anglo Saxon times, for the discussion and settlement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moot court — n AmE a court in which law students practise holding ↑trials …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moot court — moot ,court noun count or uncount AMERICAN a court in which law students hold imaginary trials as part of their training …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • moot court — moot′ court′ n. law a mock court for the conduct of hypothetical legal cases, as for students of law • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • moot court — n. a mock court in which hypothetical cases are argued, usually as an academic exercise for law students …   English World dictionary

  • Moot court — A law school s courtroom A moot court is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court proceedings, usually to include drafting briefs (or memorials) and participating in oral argument. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Moot Court — Die Bezeichnung Moot Court kommt ursprünglich aus dem Englischen und bedeutet so viel wie „fiktives Gericht“. Es handelt sich um einen Wettbewerb im Rahmen der juristischen Ausbildung, bei dem Studenten der Rechtswissenschaften ein fiktiver oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • moot court — noun a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature * * * noun : a mock court in which students of law argue hypothetical cases for practice …   Useful english dictionary

  • moot court — noun Date: 1788 a mock court in which law students argue hypothetical cases for practice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moot court — a mock court for the conduct of hypothetical legal cases, as for students of law. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

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