Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Tournament
January 17-18, 2015
Drop Out Date (January 12, 5:00pm) -- Last date to drop out without disqualification from the Moot Court Honor Society's Spring Qualifying Tournament.
Preliminary Rounds (Saturday, January 17, 2015)
Quaterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals (Sunday, January 18, 2015)
Questions? Email email@example.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 17; thirty-two competitors will be invited back to compete in the elimination rounds on January 18; and four finalists will square off before a panel of practicing judges in the afternoon on January 18, in the Stephen S. Weinstein Ceremonial Moot Courtroom.
UPDATE January 7, 2015: 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.
For information about the 2015 Competition, please email the Competition Directors, Ashley Nickel and Dan Amodeo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may register for the competition between November 18th - November 22nd at our table in the lobby, or online at http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/mootcourt/rmregistration.cfm by January 5, 2015.
- Competition Rules (updated 01/05/2015)
Oral Advocacy Resources
- 2008 Wechsler First Amendment Tournament Final Round (video)
- 2006 Wechsler First Amendment Tournament Final Round
- 2007 Oral Advocacy Workshop featuring WCL alum Tom Goldstein and Judge Boyce Martin