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Moot Court

Meet Your 2016 WORLD Champions!


Rising juniors William Bock and Helaina Hirsch, coached by Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, won the 8th Annual Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition on July 20, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland—a leading human rights educational event.  The final round of the competition, sponsored by the Centre for Human Rights, of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, was held in the UN Human Rights Council Chambers. Read more.

Moot Court At PHC

Moot Court is an outstanding opportunity for students to experience the practice of Constitutional Law first hand. Patrick Henry College competes in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (ACMA) under the tutelage of coaches Dr. Michael Farris and Dr. Frank Guliuzza. With nine championships in the past twelve years, the College’s moot court team is one of the most successful in the nation.


Why Participate in Moot Court?

Moot Court provides an opportunity for students to explore Constitutional issues under the leadership of Dr. Michael Farris, PHC Chancellor and coach of PHC’s national-championship moot court team. A traditional law school activity, now growing in the undergraduate arena, moot court prepares students for the rigors of arguing a case before the United States Supreme Court.