University of La Verne College of Law students participate in several national moot court competitions each year. Because the College is committed to promoting diversity in its student body and in the legal profession, it regularly supports participation in competitions sponsored by minority bar associations, such as the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association; and the Hispanic National Bar Association National Moot Court Competition.
The College of Law also frequently supports participation in other competitions, such as the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the University of San Diego School of Law; the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, sponsored by Pepperdine University School of Law; the Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Witkin Foundation; the National Cybercrimes Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the University of Dayton School of Law; the Mardi Gras National Sports Law Moot Court Competition, sponsored by Tulane University College of Law; and the Luke Charles Moore National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, sponsored by Howard University School of Law.
Moot Court participants are selected by a faculty panel from applicants who have successfully completed an intensive course of study in advanced Appellate Advocacy. Competition for positions on the teams is rigorous, reflecting the talent and dedication of the applicants. College of Law students who have competed in national moot court competitions have collectively earned numerous awards.