Winners and Finalists of the 2015 Marshall-Brennan National High School Moot Court Competition with the competition judges.
From left: Camille Pileggi (Petitioner Finalist), Charlene Taylor (Petitioner Winner), Marshall-Brennan Founder, Jamin Raskin, Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson, Hon. Joel Schneider, Najeem Abubaker (Respondent Winner), Nicole Siebels (Respondent Finalist).
National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition
The 2015 National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition took place on March 27-29, 2015.
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.
Charlene Taylor (William-Mitchell) - Petitioner
Najeem Abubaker (Yale) – Respondent
2015 Runners Up:
Camille Pileggi (Drexel)– Petitioner
Nicole Siebels (University of Colorado)– Respondent
The Marshall-Brennan National Moot Court Competition took place from March 27-March 29, 2015. .
Judge the National Competition! If you would like to sign up to judge the 2015 National Competition, please click here.
Below please find important information for competitors, coaches, and judges.
Deadlines: February 15, 2015 is the online registration deadline for all competitors as well as parents and coaches/chaperones. The online registration link is listed below. This is also the deadline for the Parent Letter/Release Form and the Phot 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 February 15, 2015.
Schedule of Events. The National Competition runs from Friday March 27, 2015- Sunday, March 29, 2015. Please click the link for a detailed schedule.
Instructions and Documents for Competitors, Coaches, and Parents
1. Parent Letter/Release Form
The Parent Release Form provides competition information for parents/guardians of participanting students. Each participant must sign and submit the corresponding release form. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2015.
The document also provides a form letter to notify school officials that the student will be absent on Friday, March 27, 2015 to attend the competition.
2. Photo Consent Form
All participants must submit a Photo Consent Form. For each participant, please print, sign, scan, and email a photo release to email@example.com by February 15, 2015. If the participant is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must also sign the consent form.
3. Competitor and Coach/Chaperone Information
Please use the following briefs and competition rules for your reference:
- 2015 Petitioner's Brief
- 2015 Respondent's Brief
- Moot Court Score Sheet
- National Competition Rules
- Incidental Costs and Visitor's Guide
Additionally, the Letter to Coaches/Chaperones provides important competition information and a preparation checklist.
How do I get there?
Directions to American University, Washington College of Law can be found at the link below. The link includes maps, driving, walking, and metro directions: https://www.wcl.american.edu/direction/maps.cfm
Parking will be available in the WCL garage.
American University provides a complimentary shuttle service from the Tenleytown Metro to the Main Campus and the Washington College of Law. The shuttle schedule can be found here: https://www.wcl.american.edu/direction/metro.cfm
Other Useful Information
Below please find a breakdown of the schedule for the weekend, as well as an Incidental Costs and Visitor's Guide.
- Competition hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just one metro stop from AU/Tenleytown. All delegation leaders must submit names to Rebecca Kelly Arnold no later than March 1 , 2015. Click here for more information about the hotel procedures. Only competitors, chaperones, or directors will have reserved rooms through the Nationals block, and may only reserve these rooms by giving their names to Rebecca Kelly Arnold no later than March 1. 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. Please contact Melinda Cooperman or Rebecca Kelly Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the rooms.
For questions or concerns, please call Melinda Cooperman at 202-274-4387 or by email at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at the competition!