Announcements

Final Judging Panel

The 23rd Annual Burton D. Wechsler Moot Court Competition and the American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society are pleased to announce that the Honorable Judges Roger L. Gregory, Timothy D. Dyk, and Reggie B. Walton will be this year's Competition Final Round Panel!

The Honorable Roger L. Gregory is WCL's Jurist-In-Residence this year. Judge Gregory is currently the Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was nominated for the judgeship by President Clinton in 2000 through a recess appointment. He was then nominated for the position by President Bush in 2001, and was confirmed later that year. Judge Gregory is the first African American judge to sit on the Fourth Circuit and the only judge to have been appointed to the same judicial seat by two separate presidents. In his early career, he worked in private practice for several years in Michigan before moving to Virginia and co-founding his own firm where he worked for 20 years. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan Law School.

The Honorable Timothy D. Dyk is currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was appointed by President Clinton in 2000. He began his career by serving as a law clerk in the United States Supreme Court, first to Justices Stanley Reed and Harold Burton, and then to Chief Justice Earl Warren. Judge Dyk was in private practice from 1964 to 2000, first as an associate and partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and then as a partner at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Judge Dyk has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Yale Law School, University of Virginia Law School, and the Georgetown University Law Center. He received the 2012 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Federal Circuit and the 2016 Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court Excellence Award. Judge Dyk is also the co-author of the chapter on patents in the third edition of the treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts. He is an alumnus of Harvard Law School.

The Honorable Reggie B. Walton is currently serving as a Senior Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was nominated for the judgeship by President George W. Bush in 2001. In 2004, President Bush appointed Judge Walton to serve as Chair of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. In 2007, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Judge Walton to serve as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, where he later served as Presiding Judge until his term expired. He began his career as a staff attorney in the Defender Association of Philadelphia and was then the Executive Assistant United States Attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Judge Walton was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1981 to 1989 and 1991 to 2001, having been appointed to that position on two occasions by Presidents Ronald Reagan in 1981 and George H. W. Bush in 1991. He is an alumnus of the American University Washington College of Law.

Past Competitions

Welcome to the 2016 Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition

October 21st-22nd

2016 Online Registration

2016 Competition Schedule

Warren Building - Washington College of Law

Early bird registration: May 1st - July 31st; $500 per team
Regular Registration: August 1st - September 11th; $600 per team

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