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Civil Rights Moot Court

The Civil Rights Moot Court focuses on current developments in civil rights law. Participants develop extensive knowledge about civil rights law, improve writing skills, and receive extensive training and practice in oral advocacy.

The William E. McGee National Civil Rights Competition:

The University of Minnesota Law School is proud to host The William E. McGee National Civil Rights Competition each year. Approximately 36 teams from around the country compete.

Four students are chosen in the spring to serve as student directors and competition team members for the following year. Three administrative directors plan and oversee the tournament.

Prior case topics have included redistricting and voting rights, affirmative action in public employment, and lethal injections in capital punishment cases.