The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition enables law students to hone their brief-writing and oral advocacy skills while exploring a complex legal issue and to form relationships with the judges and practitioners at the Mid-Year HNBA Conference. This Competition is open to all students regardless of ethnicity. Students who are selected to serve on two-person or three-person teams could possibly earn a total of three credits.
The Moot Court Competition Coach will initiate the selection process in September for those students interested in participating in the Competition. This process is open for second and third year students. Students will be evaluated in their writing and oral advocacy and selected accordingly. The Moot Court Competition problem is released in November and the Competition takes place the first week of March.
Students who make the team will be required to write the brief for the competition during the month of December. Beginning in January, oral Argument Drill sessions wherein each student will be assigned to argue for the Petitioner or Respondent in each session. Team members can expect to participate in a minimum of 30 drills between January and March.
For more information about the HNBA and the Competition, go to: www.hnba.com.
Participation is worth two credits (2) credits: One credit by writing a brief, one credit by arguing at the competition, and finally one credit if the team reaches the final round.
Please contact Esteban Riviera for more information.
2021 – 2022 Competition Information:
Dates & Format TBD