In the competition, two opposing attorneys argue about what the law should be regarding a Constitutional question. They must use previous decisions made by actual courts.Participation in the local Moot Court Competition at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is a requirement of all students who are enrolled in Mr. Smith's US Supreme Court Class.
Over 500 urban high school students participate in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project nationally, studying constitutional law with law-school students. The project is named after former Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan.
South Mountain's Moot Court Program has produced TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. Eugenia Anane-Wae won in 2014 and Ambra Jordan won in 2009. The Program has also produced three National Finalists (Markaya Hill, Mariah Quintero and Jude Bauer) and a National Semifinalist every year from 2009-2019, Matthew Smith, Law Magnet Program Manager is the Moot Court Program Director.