27th Anniversary
Burton D. Wechsler
National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

October 23 and 24, 2021

The Burton D. Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition is a renowned tournament that consistently attracts top competitors from across the country. This competition has presented the opportunity to argue cutting-edge cases in front of renowned judges in the nation’s capital for twenty-seven years. 

Past competition problems have addressed a wide variety of First Amendment issues, including speech by public officials, municipal regulation of businesses, the rights of public school students, and legislator led prayer.

Given the constant development and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and its impact on our country, the Burton D. Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition will be entirely virtual this year. 

Applications: June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET; $300 for a team of 2 competitors, $350 for a team of 3 competitors.  Teams will be notified the first week of July if they have been selected.  More information and payment will be gathered at that time.  

Problem Release: August 15, 2021

Brief Deadline: September 26, 2021 at 11:59 ET