National Competitions

Winners and Finalists of the 2016 Marshall-Brennan National High School Moot Court Competition with the competition judges.

From left: Hon. David Simmons, Tyler Holloway (Respondent Finalist), Giovanna Antrop-Colon (Petitioner Winner), Haley Abernethy (Petitioner Finalist), Amma Sarkodee-Adoo (Respondent Winner), Hon. Reggie B. Walton, Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson.

National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition

 

The National Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition serves as an opportunity for high school students participating in Marshall-Brennan classes to showcase their oral advocacy skills, network, and learn about careers in the law.

The 2017 Competition will be held at the Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, MA March 24-26, 2017.

Deadlines: March 1, 2017 is the online registration deadline for all competition attendees (including competitors, parents, coaches/chaperones).

The online registration link is listed below. This is also the deadline for the Parent Release Forms and the Photo Consent Forms listed under Instructions and Documents for Competitors, Coaches, and Parents.

Online Registration: All participants (including competitors, parents, coaches/chaperones) must register through this online form no later than March 1, 2017.

Schedule of Events. The National Competition runs from Friday, March 24th - Sunday, March 26th, 2017. A detailed schedule will be made available soon.

 

Instructions and Documents for Competitors, Coaches, and Parents

1. Parent Information
Parents of participating students will receive the Parent Packet, which provides competition information for parents/guardians of participanting students. It includes the following:

Parent Letter

Parent Release Forms -- American University and Suffolk University

Each participant must sign and submit the corresponding release forms. If the participant is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must also sign the release form. For each participant, please print, sign, scan, and email the release form to marshallbrennan@gmail.com by March 1, 2017.

Photo Release Form

All participants must submit a Photo Consent Form. For each participant, please print, sign, scan, and email a photo release to marshallbrennan@gmail.com by March 1, 2017. If the participant is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must also sign the consent form.

School Absence Form

The School Absence Form is a template that may be used to notify school officials that the student will be absent on Friday, March 24, 2017 to attend the competition.

If you are not a competitor, chaperone, or director, but would like to stay at the hotel, the hotel may have additional availability outside the reserved Nationals block. Again, please contact the Courtyard Boston Downtown directly at (617) 426-1400 for more details about reserving additonal rooms.

2. Coach/Chaperone Information

The 2017 Coach/Chaperone Packet provides additional competition information for the competition coaches and chaperones including: Competition Preparation Checklist and Competition Rules. Please email Lisa Curtis at curtis@wcl.american.edu to receive a copy of the Coach/Chaperon Packet.

Only competitors, chaperones, or directors will have reserved rooms through the Nationals block, and may only reserve these rooms by submittng their registration forms no later than March 1 , 2017.

Each chapter must reserve their three competition hotel rooms using our online Hotel Reservation Form. Each chapter only needs to fill out 1 form. If you would like to reserve additional rooms, or extend your stay beyond Friday, March 24th, and Saturday, March 25th, 2017, please contact the Courtyard Boston Downtown directly at (617) 426-1400.

How do I get there?

Directions to Suffolk University School of Law with maps, driving, walking, and metro directions will be made available soon.

Other Useful Information

    • Attire – Attire for the Friday night Welcome Dinner is casual. Attire during all rounds of the competition is business professional. A business suit is not mandatory, but competitors must present a professional appearance.

    Alternates – After March 15, 2017, no competitor may be replaced with an alternate. If a competitor is unable to compete and has to withdraw from the competition for any reason prior to arrival in Washington, D.C., please notify the Competition Director.

Competition Problem –All competitors should have received the entire problem, including briefs for both sides. For the purposes of the competition, the problem provides the basis for arguments; outside research is strictly prohibited. This is a closed universe exercise. If you would like a copy of this year's competition problem, please contact Lisa Curtis at curtis@wcl.american.edu.

 

Questions?

For questions or concerns, please call Lisa Curtis at 202-274-4387 or by email at curtis@wcl.american.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the competition!

 

 

The 2016 National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition took place from April 8th-10th, 2016 in Washington, DC.

2016 Winners:
Giovanna Antrop-Colon (Mitchell Hamline) - Petitioner
Amma Sarkodee-Adoo (Arizona Summit) – Respondent

2016 Finalists:
Haley Abernethy (Drexel)– Petitioner
Tyler Holloway (Yale)– Respondent