Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Tournament
January 16-17, 2016
Drop Out Date (Monday, January 11, 11:59pm EST) -- Last date to drop out without disqualification from the Moot Court Honor Society's Spring Qualifying Tournament.
Preliminary Rounds (Saturday, January 16, 2016)
Quaterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals (Sunday, January 17, 2016)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 16; thirty-two competitors will be invited back to compete in the elimination rounds on January 17; and four finalists will square off before a panel of practicing judges and/or WCL professors in the afternoon on January 17, 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 2016 Competition, please email the Competition Directors, Alanna Kennedy and Becky Kumar, at email@example.com.
Registration: Registration for the competition begins on October 13, 2015 and will remain open until November 13, 2015 (depending on capacity). The link for registration and subsequent updates will be available here. Registration will be solely online; however, there will be a table in the WCL Lobby during that week for any questions or concerns.
We will host an Oral Argument Workshop on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Room and time are TBA, but there will be two sessions, one during lunchtime and one in the evening.
- Competition Rules (updated 10/02/2015)
- Alvina Official Record 2016 (to be posted December 14, 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