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An issue presenting no real controversy.

Moot refers to a subject for academic argument. It is an abstract question that does not arise from existing facts or rights.

Moot court is a cocurricular or extracurricular activity in law school where students have the opportunity to write briefs and present oral arguments on hypothetical cases.


adj. 1) unsettled, open to argument, or debatable, specifically about a legal question which has not been determined by any decision of any court. 2) an issue only of academic interest. (See: moot point, moot court)


adjective abstract, academic, actionable, contentious, contestable, contested, controversial, controvertible, debatable, disputable, disputatious, doubtful, dubious, hypothetical, in dispute, in issue, in question, open to discussion, open to question, questionable, questioned, speculative, subject to controversy, suppositional, theoretical, uncertain, under discussion, undetermined, unsettled, untried
Associated concepts: academic question, moot appeal, moot case, moot controversy, moot court, moot question
See also: debate, dubious, equivocal, pose, posit, problematic, propound, undecided


an old English word for an assembly, but now the word is used only
1 as a noun to describe a legal argument not in a court of law, usually held for the purpose of legal education based on a tradition established in the English Inns of Court.
2 as an adjective, a point of law is often said to be moot if, raised in a litigation, the point does not any longer affect the decision in the case before the court.

MOOT, English law. A term used in the inns of court, signifying the exercise of arguing imaginary cases, which young barristers and students used to perform at certain times, the better to be enabled by this practice to defend their clients cases. A moot question is one which has not been decided.

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Elaborating on the importance of moot court competitions in Pakistan, USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar explained, The two-day event requires law students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal argument using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts.
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The ILS sponsored a pre-Vis moot dress rehearsal in Miami for teams from Florida International University, University of Miami, University of Florida, Stetson University, and Nova Southeastern University, and gave each of the teams a $2,500 stipend to defray their travel costs.
We are honoured to host this group of participants in the moot court competition and we hope that each one of you will take full advantage of this experience to meet your fellow colleagues form other parts of the Arab world to exchange experiences and ideas", he added.
Awards were given for the following categories: Championship Team to The University of Jordan , Runner-Up Team to University of Bahrain, Best Claimant Memorandum to Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), Best Respondent Memorandum to Baghdad University (Iraq) , Best Individual Oralist --Claimant to Aisha Hassan Al-Emadi from University of Qatar, and Best Individual Oralist -- Respondent to Ali Haydar Kadhum from Baghdad University Since 2006, CLDP and CILE have introduced the Vis Moot in Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Jordan and Iraq.
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