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.

2015 Hardt Cup Schedule

  • Training Session, LARW Sections 1–4, Monday, March 2
  • Training Session, LARW Sections 5–8, Thursday, March 5
  • Advanced Training Session, Wednesday, March 18
  • LARW Component, Wednesday, March 25 through Saturday, March 28
  • Opt In Deadline for students who argue on or before March 27th for LARW, Friday, March 27
  • Opt In Deadline for students who argue on March 28th for LARW, Saturday, March 28
  • First Round, Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31
  • Round of 48, Thursday, April 2
  • Sweet Sixteen, Monday, April 6
  • Elite Eight, Tuesday, April 7
  • Final Four, Tuesday, April 7
  • Championship, Thursday, April 9