Hardt Cup

The Hardt Cup Tournament is an annual Moot Court tournament for first-year students at Duke University School of Law. It is an opportunity for students to practice oral advocacy and a chance for the finest advocates to earn an invitation to join the Moot Court Board.  The tournament begins with the oral advocacy component of the first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARW) curriculum, which is coordinated by the Moot Court Board.

2018 Hardt Cup Schedule

  • Training Session, LARW Sections 1–4, Tuesday, March 6th @ 12:30pm, in room 3041
  • Training Session, LARW Sections 5–8, Thursday, March 8th @ 12:30pm, in room 3041
  • LARW Component, Wednesday, March 28 through Saturday, March 31
  • Opt-in Deadline for students who argue on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 for LARW, Thursday, March 30 at 11:59pm
  • Opt-in Deadline for students who argue on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 for LARW, Saturday, March 31 at 11:59pm
  • First Round, Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3
  • Round of 48, Wednesday, April 4
  • Sweet Sixteen, Thursday, April 5
  • Elite Eight, Sunday, April 8
  • Final Four, Sunday, April 8
  • Championship, Tuesday, April 10