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 12, 2019; thirty-two competitors will be invited back to compete in the elimination rounds on January 13th; and four finalists will square off before a panel of practicing judges and/or AUWCL professors in the afternoon on January 13th in the Stephen S. Weinstein Ceremonial Courtroom.

Demonstration Session: We are hosting an Alvina-specific information session, which will be held on November 12, 2018, at 3:30 PM in YT17. 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.

There will be a Moot Court oral argument demonstration during the Moot/Mock/ADR Joint Information Session on November 15, 2018, at 11:30 AM and 10:00 PM in the Stephen S. Weinstein Ceremonial Courtroom. The session will go over the three honor societies at WCL: Moot Court, Mock Trial, and ADR.

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, 2018
Info Session November 12, 2018
Joint Info Session November 15, 2018
Registration Closes December 09, 2018
Problem Released December 21, 2018
Drop Out Date January 10, 2019
Tournament January 12-13, 2019