May serve as a substitute for L6679-Foundation Year Moot Court for first-year students, with prior approval of the faculty Moot Court Director.
The purposes of the National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) Moot Court Competition are to encourage the development of oral advocacy and brief writing skills and to enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law and traditional forms of governance. The National Native American Law Students Association was founded in 1970 to promote study in these fields and to support Native American students in law school.
Students begin researching and writing briefs in the fall semester. Students engage in practice rounds of oral arguments in the spring in preparation for the national competition.
In the spring semester 1L students are required to rewrite their briefs under the close supervision of their assigned Moot Court student editors.