no, u are wrong. If you participate in any moot court competition, either in school, or between schools, no matter how u placed, you put it on. Period.
When firms look for someone on moot court, it's the real moot court team that they're referring to. If you placed 3rd or were awarded "best brief" in your school's intra-school competition, then sure put it under "awards." Otherwise, don't list it as an activity. They know that you are forced to write your district court/appellate brief for your legal writing course. Moreover, you're pressured (or sometimes forced) to enter the competition. You don't spend a lot of time preparing for it. It's really much different to the real moot court because most of the work was done in the name of a grade, regardless of whether or not you were forced to participate your school's competition.Whereas, the real moot court team is an extracurricular activity that instills skills needed in a lawyer. They aren't forced or pressured to become a member of moot court (in theory). For example, moot court teams spend tons of time writing their briefs, hoping for it to win an award. Then they travel to somewhere where they are out of their element to argue their brief. The judges are probably a lot tougher than in an intra-school competition. They even have to argue off-brief. Bottom line: the real moot court team spends probably 5-10 hours per week doing EC work. The intra-school competition maybe required 3 hours out of your life that you didn't already have to give up in the name of a grade.
you still remind me of that scene in varsity blues.