Undergrad Moot Court

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Undergrad Moot Court

Postby Titleist » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:13 am

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Re: Undergrad Moot Court

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Re: Undergrad Moot Court

Postby Veyron » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:22 am

UNTravis wrote:I'm a Junior right now and since last year I have been on my schools moot-court team. I have been somewhat successful in doing so (9th ranked speaker at one tournament and I have advanced into later rounds at some). How much will this actually help me in getting into some schools? I know it is not as important as my GPA or my LSAT (which I take in June) but surely it looks better than just being in some other type of school organization or club.

Also, would it be a bad thing if my personal statement relied heavily on my moot court expierence? As of right now I can not think of anything better to talk about in it.


Thanks in advance.


Lol, law schools could care less about your tiny pink moot court as a resume line bro.

Use it in your PS if by so doing you can illuminate aspects of your personality that lend themselves to law school: Open mindedness, analytical capability, adaptability, etc.

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Re: Undergrad Moot Court

Postby capitalacq » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:42 am

UNTravis wrote:I'm a Junior right now and since last year I have been on my schools moot-court team. I have been somewhat successful in doing so (9th ranked speaker at one tournament and I have advanced into later rounds at some). How much will this actually help me in getting into some schools? I know it is not as important as my GPA or my LSAT (which I take in June) but surely it looks better than just being in some other type of school organization or club.

It doesn't
Also, would it be a bad thing if my personal statement relied heavily on my moot court expierence? As of right now I can not think of anything better to talk about in it.

I don't think it's a bad thing... just realize that you might seem pretty generic

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Re: Undergrad Moot Court

Postby tooswolle » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:49 am

I don't know how much of a boost it can give. But what you learn can definitely help you out in law school and getting on the law schools moot court team. It also provides a nice talking point in interviews. Aside from that it's all about your grades and LSAT.

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Re: Undergrad Moot Court

Postby txadv11 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:50 am

UNTravis wrote:I'm a Junior right now and since last year I have been on my schools moot-court team. I have been somewhat successful in doing so (9th ranked speaker at one tournament and I have advanced into later rounds at some). How much will this actually help me in getting into some schools? I know it is not as important as my GPA or my LSAT (which I take in June) but surely it looks better than just being in some other type of school organization or club.

Also, would it be a bad thing if my personal statement relied heavily on my moot court expierence? As of right now I can not think of anything better to talk about in it.


Thanks in advance.


I went to nationals last year, placed near the top in my regional qualifier /championship, and have several awards...blah blah blah

(In the scope of applying only) I would trade it all for several more points on the LSAT.


EDIT- It did get me ONE fee waiver to a school that is way higher than my numbers :roll: ... so there you go.




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