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Moot Court Competitions

Penn Carey Law student participate in numerous moot court competitions locally and across the country.

Below is a listing of several different moot court competitions by deadline. For more information about upcoming moot court competitions, as well as advice for moot court competitors, see The Bench Brief.

Moot Court Competitions 

National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition

Deadline: September 11, 2022

National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition website

Key Dates:

9/11/22: Registration Deadline: Form

9/12/22: Registration Deadline: Fee

9/16/22: Problem Release

10/16/22: Brief Due (Only one brief is required per team; side is assigned randomly)

11/5/22: Preliminary Rounds and Quarterfinals at The George Washington University Law School (2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)

11/6/22: Semifinal and Final Rounds at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (625 Indiana Ave NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004)

Participation:

The competition is limited to a maximum of 28 teams. Each ABA-approved law school may register up to two teams consisting of two JD students each. All competitors and coaches attending the competition must certify that they are fully vaccinated and boosted (if applicable) and be willing to be masked when not presenting oral argument (if required).

Costs:

The registration fee is $500 for one team or $900 for two. The fee is nonrefundable once paid to encourage participation.

Awards:

Recognition is given to the Championship Team, Best Oral Advocate, Best Petitioner’s Brief, and Best Respondent’s Brief. Trophies sponsored by the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

Judges:

The NVLMCC is pleased to announce that it has confirmed the following benches for the 2022 competition (barring, of course, any unforeseen circumstances).

Final Round

  • Chief Judge Margaret Bartley, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Judge Amanda L. Meredith, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Judge Joseph L. Falvey, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Semifinal Rounds

  • Gregory O. Block, Clerk of Court, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Richard J. Hipolit, Deputy General Counsel, Veterans’ Programs, Office of General Counsel, United States Department of Veterans Affairs

15th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition

Deadline: September 30, 2022

15th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition website 

The competition aims to introduce minority law students to cutting-edge media law issues and help students build a network of practicing members of the media bar.

Preliminary rounds will take place virtually, leading up to the in-person final oral argument at the ABA Forum on Communication Law Annual Conference in New Orleans in February 2023. Each of the four finalists will be awarded roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the conference.

Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022

19th K.K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2022

KK Luthra Moot Court Competition Website: KK Luthra Moot

10/31/2022 Last date for registration of Teams and Team Details 

11/07/2022 Last date for seeking clarifications on the Moot Problem 

11/15/2022 Last date for submission of soft copy (PDF) of the Memorial s

12/19/2022 Declaration of Memorial results on the website 

12/28/2022 Last date for submission of the hard copy of the memorials 

02/17/2023 Registration of teams and draw of lots at the Campus Law Centre, Delhi 

Williams Institute Gender and Sexuality Moot Court Competition

Deadline: December 2, 2022

UCLA School of Law Williams Institute Website

Topic: To be announced; December 9, 2022

Registration Deadline: December 2, 2022