On Campus Courtrooms

Our on-campus courtrooms offer the opportunity for realistic simulations, preparing you for real-world, professional law practice. Students in trial practice courses use the courtrooms to:

  • become familiar with courtroom procedure and decorum
  • practice courtroom skills in a professional setting

‌Larkin Moot Courtroom

The Francis J. Larkin Moot Courtroom is our large practice courtroom.

The Larkin Moot Courtroom is furnished with:

  • judge's bench
  • jury box
  • gallery seating for 100 people

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has held sessions here, and UMass Law also uses the Larkin Moot Courtroom for special events such as guest lectures and seminars.

Hearing Room‌‌

The Hearing Room is located on the lower level. Smaller than the Larkin Moot Courtroom, it features:

  • judge's bench
  • seating for 15-20 people

Civil Service hearings are regularly held here, and UMass Law also uses the Hearing Room for school functions.

Reserving the courtrooms

Unless previously reserved, the Larkin Moot Courtroom and the Hearing Room are available any time during regular law school hours. 

To reserve time in either courtroom, contact the Dean's Office at 508.985.1149.