FSU Law Moot Court Ranked 14th Best Moot Court Program in the Nation

Press Date
July 24, 2020

Professor Nat Stern
Professor Nat Stern

Tallahassee–The FSU Law Moot Court Team has been ranked the 14th best moot court program in the nation for the 2019-2020 competition season! Additionally, FSU Law was the top-ranked Florida law school this year. The rankings were released by the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute and are based on performance in national competitions, with larger competitions weighted more heavily. For 2019-2020, FSU Law’s team won two national championships, finished as a runner-up and a semifinalist in one competition each, and won two best brief awards. These results are especially remarkable as the competition season was interrupted by COVID-19. Our Moot Court Team has been ranked among the nation’s top moot court programs in previous seasons, with a ninth place ranking for 2009-2010 being our top performance. This year’s ranking is in great part due to the dedication of many alumni, faculty members, and other attorneys and judges who served as coaches and judged practices for our students. Many thanks to everyone involved and a special thanks to John W. & Ashley E. Frost Professor Nat Stern, who has so ably served as faculty advisor to our Moot Court Team since 1993. 

“This year’s high ranking reflects not only the exceptional talent and dedication of our team members, but also staunch support by my colleagues, the law school’s administration, and many members of the legal community,” said Professor Stern. “I cannot resist noting how pleased I am that earlier obstacles to fully reporting the team’s accomplishments have been resolved. For example, the team won four national championships and an international championship in 2011-12, yet only two national championships were reported to Houston.”


Published on July 24, 2020