17th Annual Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition - October 21-23, 2010 - Washington, DC - American University Washington College of Law - United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

2011 Competition

The 18th Annual Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition will take place October 20 - 22, 2011.

Last year's prestigious final round panel included Judge Timothy Dyk (Fed. Cir.), Judge Raymond Fisher (9th Cir.), Judge Jane Roth (3d Cir.), Judge Reena Raggi (2d Cir.), Judge Reggie Walton (D.D.C.), and Thomas Goldstein (founder of SCOTUSblog).


Registration will open on June 15, 2011. Please keep checking this website for updates!


The 2011 Competition Rules are being drafted, and the Schedule is under construction.

To review the 2010 Competition Rule and Schedule, please click the following links:

2010 Wechsler Competition Rules; and

2010 Wechsler Competition Schedule.


2011 Wechsler Competitors: Watch this area. A link will appear here to reach the competitors only website.


Registration Information: Judges

Any alumni, practitioners, professors, and judges interested in joining us to judge our talented competitors, please complete the Judge Recruitment Form with your contact information and desired date(s)/time(s) to judge -- we are currently looking for judges for Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Thank you in advance for volunteering your time and knowledge!


For more information on judge recruitment, please contact Vice President Hunter Bridges at bridges.hunter@gmail.com.

For more information on the 2011 Competition, please contact the Competition Co-Directors: Carlos Valdivia, Sarira Sadeghi, and Jessica Letro at firstamendment.wcl@gmail.com.



Past Competitions
2010 2009


The First Amendment Moot Court Competition is named for Burton D. Wechsler of American University Washington College of Law. The Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society is proud to honor Professor Wechsler for his commitment to both First Amendment jurisprudence and the Washington College of Law's Moot Court Program.

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