Teams

Each participating law school may enter up to two teams.  A team may be composed of two to four members who shall be the only individuals who can present arguments orally. One team member must argue both the claimant and respondent sides during the general round to help prevent claimant/respondent specialization. Aside from this requirement, each registered team may serve any team member role, such as researcher, writer, oralist, or desk counsel and may serve multiple or all team member roles at any time during the competition. During each oral round, one additional team member, the "desk counsel" to the two oralists, may sit at the table with the two oralists as desk counsel.  The person acting as desk counsel must be one of the registered team members.  The person acting as desk counsel need not be the same person in each oral round. For more information check the Competition Rules

While only four students may be registered to compete and participate in the oral rounds, additional students may contribute or help teams prepare in advance of the competition. In this way, more people will benefit from the experience. For example, such students may conduct research for a team’s oral or written arguments or write any part of the team’s outline.

In 2016, 25 teams from 18 law schools including American University Washington College of Law; Berkeley School of Law; Cardozo School of Law; Columbia Law School; Duke University Law School; Fordham University Law School; Georgetown University Law Center; Haramaya University (Ethiopia); Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law; The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; University of Denver Sturm College of Law; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law; University of Pennsylvania Law School; University of Pittsburgh School of Law; University of Southern California Gould School of Law; and University of Texas School of Law. Read the Transcripts of the 2016 final round!