Apply for Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2022-2023 Appellate Moot Court Board (AMCB). The 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 AMCB Executive Boards, with approval from the Faculty Advisory Committee (the Committee), will select new members. The Executive Boards will consider the following factors in selecting members for the 2022-2023 AMCB.

  1. the student's application
  2. the student's resume
  3. the student's Legal Research and Writing class performance
  4. the student's five-minute oral argument of his or her LRW appellate brief and short interview, to be held either April 21st or April 22nd 2022.

To apply,please fill out the application and submit the application and a copy of your resume to Samantha Thompson ( and cc Donald Shelton (sheltond@duq.eduno later than Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM. A link to sign up for the interview portion of the application process is provided within the application document.

Notes for Applicants

By signing the application you are waiving your rights to maintain the confidentiality of your grades and your performance in the Legal Research and Writing program, but note that all information supplied in relation to this application will be kept confidential by the AMCB Executive Boards and the Committee. It is critical that you also take a serious and realistic look at all other commitments you might have during the academic year in order to determine whether you will have sufficient time to devote to the significant academic demands of an appellate moot court competition.

By submitting this application you are agreeing to cooperate with the AMCB Executive Boards throughout the selection process. This includes submitting an accurate and truthful application packet, as well as participating in a mock oral argument on April 21st or 22nd, 2022. Questions regarding the AMCB or the 2021-2022 application process should be directed to

This application must be completed and submitted in its entirety NO LATER THAN April 20, 2022 at 11:59pm. Please complete your application and attach your resume. Receipt of your application will be confirmed, and sign-up information for students' interviews will be shared. 


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