Hale Moot Court Honors Program participants are second-year students; tryouts take place at the end of their first year.
The Executive Board extends invitations to candidates who excel in three different areas:
Most importantly, participants must be effective oral advocates. Therefore, a participant's qualification score is, in part, determined by performance in oral argument before Executive Board members and Hale Moot Court participants. The participant's performance in the oral argument portion of their Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy class will not be considered.
Participants must also have strong written skills. Thus, another component of a participant's qualification score is based on the grade earned on the brief written in relation to the oral argument portion of their Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy class.
The Executive Board also considers the strength of prospective participants' cumulative grade point averages.