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Florida Bar High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition

The Florida Bar High School Appellate Brief Writing & Moot Court Competition is a two-part program that offers a unique opportunity to learn about the appellate process. Students write briefs and are invited to present oral argument before appellate judges in each of the six District Courts of Appeal based on a fictitious case drafted by members of The Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee. A statewide final round is held at the Florida Supreme Court.

Registration for the 2025 competition opens this August 2024. 

The State Champion of this year’s competition was the team of Matthew Rodriquez and Jacob Zeng of American Heritage High School – Broward.

The competition finalists were the team of Ethan Williams and Zoe Priolo from Bell Creek Academy.

The Best Brief award was presented to Rodriquez and Zeng from American Heritage School – Broward.

The Best Oralist in the Preliminary Round award was presented to Christopher Li from Beachside High School.

Check out The Florida Bar News page to learn more about our competitors.

Watch the 2023-2024 Competition

April 2, 2024 Afternoon Session, First DCA

April 2, 2024 Morning Session, First DCA

April 3 Final Session, Florida Supreme Court