Definition of moot court in English:

moot court

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North American
  • A mock court at which law students argue imaginary cases for practice.

    ‘The society had started the moot court to train law students to put their legal knowledge to practical use, Mr. Nair says.’
    • ‘He also instituted the School's first moot court program, providing for further practical experience for future litigators.’
    • ‘I am in San Jose today for a moot court at Santa Clara Law School to prepare for the argument.’
    • ‘This work embodies the proceedings of a moot court that reviewed the case of Samuel A. Mudd, one of those convicted of participating in the Lincoln Assassination.’
    • ‘I learned a tremendous amount from moot courts at Georgetown, Oklahoma City University, and Harvard Law School.’
    • ‘He ran three moot courts for each case, and spent countless hours fine-tuning his arguments.’
    • ‘Harvard, which has an endowment for the teaching and study of animal rights law, hosted its second annual animal law moot court competition in February.’
    • ‘I heard somewhere that he did a sort of moot court to practice for those hearings for many, many hours.’
    • ‘Although moot courts are viewed without much seriousness these days, it is proven beyond doubt that the programme would never fail in accomplishing its goal: facilitate and promote academic excellence.’
    • ‘But they said he did provide invaluable strategic guidance working pro bono to formulate legal theories and coach them in moot court sessions.’


moot court

/mo͞ot kôrt/ /mut kɔrt/