National Appellate Advocacy

The National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) is a moot court competition in which Gonzaga law students compete with students from other law schools across the nation. This competition emphasizes oral and written advocacy in an appellate setting.

What to Expect

  • Although participation in NAAC requires a significant time commitment, the rewards are great.
  • Students receive extensive guidance on the preparation of an appellate brief and on techniques of oral advocacy.
  • This competition is open to second and third-year law students.

Before the Competition

  • Students who wish to participate in NAAC must apply in the spring semester by submitting a resume, their class rank and GPA, and a writing sample.

At the Competition

  • The Gonzaga School of Law sends two teams to the regional competition each year.
  • The regional competition is held in the spring, and the national competition takes place in the summer.
  • First-year students are invited to apply.
  • Competition is sponsored by the Law School Division of the American Bar Association.