“Do state capital prisoners in federal habeas proceedings have a right to
competence under Rees v. Peyton, 384 U.S. 312 (1966), and 28 U.S.C. § 4241?”
Students in the preliminary rounds of the Keedy Cup write a brief in a pending United States Supreme Court case and argue the case before a panel of practicing lawyers and judges. Those who advance to the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds argue the same case before a new panel.
The top four finalists in the second year competition argue in the Keedy Final during their third year. They brief a new case that is argued in January in one of the premier events at the Law School.
The 2013 briefs: