The moot court program of the IP Institute is unique among the moot court programs at Mitchell Hamline and many other law schools because it is coupled with a course on IP Appellate Advocacy that is offered each spring semester. The end result: Even if you are not selected to be on an IP moot court team, you will learn the ins and outs of appellate advocacy.
Students who enroll in the IP Appellate Advocacy course each spring are eligible to be selected for one of the IP moot court teams that compete in the following academic year. At least one team is always formed to compete in the Giles Rich Memorial Moot Court competition, which focuses on patent law. Our Giles Rich team(s) are also eligible to compete in the local “MIPLA Cup” Moot Court competition (sponsored by the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), with the winning and second place teams receiving a monetary prize.
Depending upon student demand and interest, the IP Institute also regularly fields teams for other moot court competitions in the areas of Trademark Law, Saul Lefkowitz IP Moot Court; and Art & Entertainment Law, BMI/Cardozo IP Moot Court.
For more information, please contact Deanna Burns, Associate Director, IP Institute at Deanna.Burns@mitchellhamline.edu