Final Judging Panel

The 24th Annual Burton D. Wechsler Moot Court Competition and the American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society prides itself in hosting esteemed practitioners and First Amendment legal scholars. Members of the final panel in years past include:

Honorable Timothy D. Dyk
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honorable Reggie B. Walton
District Court for the District of Columbia

Honorable Carl Stewart
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Honorable Denny Chin
Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Marsha S. Berzon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Rosemary Barkett
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Past Competitions


OCTOBER 19-21, 2017

Entering its 24th year, the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition is a nationally-renowned tournament that consistently attracts top competitors from across the country. Our competition gives competitors the unique experience of arguing Constitutional law in the country's capital. Past competition problems have addressed a wide variety of First Amendment issues, resulting in lively arguments and engaged judges. A distinguished 3-judge panel will preside over the final argument, including the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Online Registration

2017 Schedule

Early Bird Registration: May 15 to July 15; $500 per team
Regular Registration: July 15 to August 15; $600 per team

Washington College of Law

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