Advanced Fundamentals of Appellate Advocacy in a Moot Court

Siyuan CHEN, Singapore Management University


This article discusses some of the more advanced techniques and “tricks” in mooting and is meant primarily for students who are aiming to compete in moot court competitions for the first time. It builds upon the basic fundamentals that would have been taught in a Legal Writing course, and covers the four key components of a moot: the opening, the arguments, the answering of questions, and the conclusion/rebuttals.