Competitions


2010 Niagara Cup Champions
Nutal Patel, Ari Levin, Mattias Hernandez (coach),
Sara Kang & Lindsey Siegel

 

Inter-School Competitions

The WCL Inter-school Team is made up of students who participate in both regional and national competitions across the country. Team members write briefs and often enjoy the opportunity to argue their cases in front of prominent jurists, including Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Becoming a member of the Inter-school team is a great way to improve your oral advocacy and writing skills, and to meet law students throughout the country.

Students must compete in the Spring Qualifying Tournament to become a member of the Inter-school team. Once on the team, students are assigned to a specific regional or national competition. Team members are required to take an advocacy course appropriate for their competition. Such courses operate as great training ground for our team members.

2009-2010 Competitions

  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition
  • Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition (AIPLA)
  • NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition
  • Irving Kaufman Securities Law Moot Competition
  • Jerome Prince Evidence Competition
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Whittier Law School/Center for Children's Rights Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition
  • Niagara International Moot Court Competition
  • William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament
  • Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition
  • Vanderbilt/First Amendment Center First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

 

WCL Host Competitions

  • Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Tournament (Intra-School)
    The Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Competition allows both full and part-time first year students the opportunity to practice their appellate advocacy skills. This competition allows students to gain valuable advice and feedback from experienced alumni, legal practitioners and members of the judiciary.

  • Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Tournament
    The Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Competition is open to all accredited law schools. The competition is held at WCL and allows participants an opportunity to compete against one another on a First Amendment issue drafted by members of the Moot Court Executive Board.

  • Spring Qualifying Tournament (Intra-School)
    The Spring Qualifying Tournament allows students an opportunity to compete for a position on the Moot Court team. Competitors are required to submit a written brief and participate in two rounds of oral argument. WCL students who are among the top competitors in the Spring Qualifying Tournament, earn the honor of representing WCL at appellate advocacy competitions across the country.

  • National High School Tournament
    The National High School Moot Court Tournament is one of the only tournaments in the United States specifically designed to allow high school students from across the country a chance to compete in a moot court setting.