College of Law

Moot Court & Mock Trial

Lawyering skills and professionalism are emphasized from the very outset of your career at Toledo Law. And the opportunities to gain real-world legal skills just keep increasing after your first year. You may decide to participate in one of our clinics – all housed in the Law Center. If you seek litigation experience and skills, you can also join the Moot Court or Mock Trial teams. And all students are encouraged to participate in the Charles W. Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition during their time at Toledo Law.

Moot Court

The Moot Court program gives continuing students the opportunity to practice their written and oral advocacy skills in mock appeals cases. You will travel to competitions nationwide to test your skills against other law school teams. Moot Court includes teams devoted to criminal law, labor and employment law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, and products liability law.

Questions? Contact Professor Eric Chaffee

Mock Trial Team

As a student on the Ohio Attorney General’s Mock Trial Team, you will compete in an annual trial competition. You will gain exposure to every facet of a trial—as you argue pretrial motions and evidentiary issues, deliver opening and closing arguments, and perform direct and cross examinations of witnesses. A sitting judge presides and a jury of practicing attorneys assesses the presentation.

Questions? Contact Professor Shelley Cavalieri

Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition

The annual Charles W. Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition enables you to develop skills required for effective oral advocacy. The tournament culminates with a final round in the McQuade Law Auditorium packed with faculty, family members, and peers. The final panel of judges typically includes federal judges and state justices.

Questions? Contact Professor Eric Chaffee

Last Updated: 6/27/22