2016 Philip C. Jessup Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions
2016 Philip C. Jessup Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions: Sarai Infante, Amber Unwala, Omeed Assefi, Alanna Kennedy & Nicholas Gordon

Past Competitions


The Moot Court team is made up of students who participate in regional, national, and international competitions. Team members write briefs and often have 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 Moot Court team is a great way to improve oral advocacy and writing skills and to meet other law students throughout the country.

Competing in the Spring Qualifying Tournament is how most students become members of the Moot Court team. Once on the team, students are assigned to a specific regional, national, or international competition. Team members are required to take Appellate Advocacy, a 3-credit course designed to teach effective brief writing and oral advocacy.

In the 2016-2017 school year, the Moot Court team participated in the following competitions:


ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Seigenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Competition

Tulane Sports Law Moot Court Competition

National Criminal Procedure Tournament

Pepperdine University National Entertainment Law Competition

Bryant-Moore Civil Rights Moot Court Competition

Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition

Jerome D. Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Whittier Law School/Center for Children's Rights Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition

D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition

Ruby R. Vale Corporate Moot Court Competition

J. Braxton Craven Memorial Constitutional Law Competition

Albert R. Mugal Tax Competition

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot