Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Tournament
January 14-15, 2017

Dates:

Registration Opens: October 31, 2016

Info Session: November 10, 2017 (one session at 12pm in N101 and one session at 8pm in NT07)

Demonstration Session: November 16, 2016 (see more info below)

Registration Closes: December 9, 2016

Problem Released: December 16, 2016

Drop Out Date: Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:59pm EST (last date to drop out without disqualification from the Moot Court Honor Society's Spring Qualifying Tournament)

Preliminary Rounds: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Quaterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Questions? Email firstyearcompdirectors@gmail.com.


About the Competition

The Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Competition gives first year students the opportunity to test their appellate oral advocacy skills in a competitive environment while receiving substantive feedback from Moot Court Honor Society members.  The Competition prepares first year students for the Moot Court Spring Qualifying Tournament and the Legal Rhetoric spring appellate argument.  Two preliminary rounds will take place on January 14; thirty-two competitors will be invited back to compete in the elimination rounds on January 15; and four finalists will square off before a panel of practicing judges and/or WCL professors in the afternoon on January 15, in the Stephen S. Weinstein Ceremonial Moot Courtroom (TBA, given construction of the new Tenley Campus).

Recommendations for Preparation: Competitors are strongly encouraged and permitted to read all cases cited in the record. Competitors are prohibited from consulting any other materials, which include but are not limited to law reviews, briefings, white papers, and other court documents not referenced in the record. See the Competition Rules below for more information about how to prepare.

For information about the 2017 Competition, please email the Competition Directors, Austin Egan and Lucas Novaes, at firstyearcompdirectors@gmail.com.

 

Registration: Registration for the competition begins on October 31, 2016 and will remain open until December 9, 2016 (depending on capacity). The link for registration and subsequent updates will be available here.

Registration Link: https://www.wcl.american.edu/org/mootcourt/rmregistration.cfm.

Demonstration Session: We will do a demonstration oral argument during a Moot/Mock/ADR Joint Information Session on November 16. The session will go over the three honor societies at WCL, including Moot Court, Mock Trial, and ADR. Each will provide a demonstration and there will be time to ask questions. Pizza will be provided. The session will take place in the Ceremonial Weinstein Courtroom at 12pm and 8pm.

 

Competitor Information

Documents

  • Important Dates (updated 11/07/2016)
  • Alvina Official Record 2017 (to be posted December 16, 2016)