Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Tournament

The Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Competition gives first year students the opportunity to test their appellate oral advocacy skills in a competitive environment while receiving substantive feedback from Moot Court Honor Society members. The Competition prepares first year students for the Moot Court Spring Qualifying Tournament (SQT) and the Legal Rhetoric spring appellate argument. Two preliminary rounds will take place on January 11, 2020; thirty-two competitors will be invited back to compete in the elimination rounds on January 12th; and four finalists will square off before a panel of appellate practitioners and/or AUWCL professors in the afternoon on January 12th in the Stephen S. Weinstein Ceremonial Courtroom.

Demonstration Session: We are hosting two Alvina-specific information sessions, which will be held on November 12, 2019, at 12:00 PM in Y116 and November 14, 2019 at 8:00pm in Y116. The session will be recorded and made available online for those who are unable to attend. Additionally, we will be hosting an Alvina Advocacy Workshop before the competition. (Date TBD). At this Workshop, we will discuss the substance of the competition, provide tips on how to structure your argument, and answer any questions about Alvina.

Recommendations for Preparation: Competitors are strongly encouraged and permitted to read all cases cited in the record. Competitors are prohibited from consulting any other materials, which include but are not limited to law reviews, briefings, white papers, and other court documents not referenced in the record. See the Competition Rules for more information about how to prepare.

Important Dates
Event Date
Registration Opens November 12, 2019
Info Session November 12, 2019
Registration Closes December 16, 2019
Problem Released December 23, 2019
Drop Out Date January 09, 2020
Tournament January 11-12, 2020