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

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.

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

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

Judge the 2017 Competition! We will open our 2017 judge registration page in early 2017!

2017 Competition Information Will Be Online in the late fall of 2016! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Below please find important information for competitors, coaches, and judges.

Deadlines: March 1, 2016 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 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, 2016.

Schedule of Events. The National Competition runs from Friday April 8th- Sunday, April 10th, 2016. 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 marshallbrennan@wcl.american.edu by March 1, 2016.

The document also provides a form letter to notify school officials that the student will be absent on Friday, April 8, 2016 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 marshallbrennan@wcl.american.edu by March 1, 2016. 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:

Additionally, the Letter to Coaches/Chaperones provides important competition information and a preparation checklist.

How do I get there?

American University Washington College of Law has moved to our new Tenley Campus, located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. Our new home is within three blocks of the Tentleytown Metro stop on the Red Line.

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.

Other Useful Information

Our competition hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just one metro stop from AU/Tenleytown. Each chapter must reserve their three competition hotel rooms using our online Hotel Reservation Form. Each chapter only needs to fill out one form. If you would like to reserve additional rooms, or extend your stay beyond Friday, April 8th, and Saturday, April 9th, 2016, please contact the Courtyard Marriott directly at (301) 656-1500.

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, 2016. 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 the Courtyard Marriott Hotel directly for more details about reserving additonal rooms.

Questions

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