Moot Court Honor Society Seal

Team Members Awards & Accomplishments Competitions


2011-2012 Executive Board

The Moot Court Honor Society at the American University Washington College of Law sponsors a wide-range of activities designed to provide students opportunities to practice their oral advocacy and brief writing skills. Tthe Society competes at fourteen competitions nationally and internationally. Our teams consistently win brief and oralist awards, in addition to regional and national championships.

Each year the Moot Court Honor Society administers intra-school moot court competitions, held at WCL for WCL students only, and trains WCL students to compete in and win national appellate advocacy tournaments other law schools administer. The Moot Court Honor Society also hosts both the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Tournament, at which over 30 law schools from across the nation compete, and the National High School Moot Court Tournament, the first and only such tournament in the country.

The Moot Court Honor Society is under the control and direction of its Executive Board Members. The Executive Board Members administer the curricular and extracurricular components of the Moot Court Honor Society, are second and third year students at WCL, and are elected by their predecessors. First- and Second- year students at WCL may serve as Assistants to the Moot Court Executive Board.

Intra-school Competitions

Alvina-Reckman-Myers 1L Competition
Spring Qualifying Tournament

Inter-school Competitions

Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Competition
National High School Moot Court Tournament


2011-2012 Executive Board

The Moot Court Honor Society is pleased to announce its Executive Board for the 2011-2012 academic year:

President: Samantha Besora
Vice-President: Hunter Bridges
Executive Team Director: Rob Cousart
Executive Tournament Director: Chris Pepe
Team Directors: Emily Neuhausen & Alex Bard
Budget Director: Ted Moskovitz
Secretary: Sarfraz Keshwani

Competition Directors

Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Competition Co-Directors: Carlos Valdivia, Sarira Sadeghi & Jessica Letro
Spring Qualifying Tournament Co-Directors: Andrew Kim & Whitney Garrett
Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Competition Co-Directors:
Rafael Roberti & Courtney Moran
High School Competition Co-Directors: Jamie Sparano & Ty Halasz

First Amendment Competition Problem Drafter: Jonathan Stroud
High School Competition Problem Drafter: Melissa Lim


Moot Court Honor Society
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 539
Washington, D.C. 20016
Tel: 202-274-4401 -- Fax: 202-274-4282
moot@wcl.american.edu