Early in the fall semester, second-year students may participate in the SIU Intramural Moot Court Competition. In teams of two, the students write a brief and argue a challenging problem of federal law. Most years, the Intramural Competition will use the problem written for the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, which SIU hosts in November. Members of the Moot Court Board are selected from the students who participate in the Intramural Competition.
The Intramural Competition consists of two preliminary rounds and a series of elimination rounds which are judged by local judges, attorneys, and members of the Law School faculty. Competitors must demonstrate mastery of the subject of the competition problem and forensic skill by arguing both sides of the issues. The best overall team is named the SIU Moot Court Champion. Awards are also given for Best Brief, Best Oralist, and Second Place Team, Brief, and Oralist.