Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition

The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, which will be held March 16-17, 2017.

The competition, designed for two-person teams, focuses on written briefs as well as oral arguments. Arguments will be heard in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting.

Important Dates
Distribution of Problem and Rules:            January 6, 2017
Registration & Entry Fee Deadline:            January 13, 2017
Distribution of team numbers:                  January 23, 2017  
Deadline for receiving briefs:                    February 10, 2017
Distribution of first round pairings:            March 2, 2017
Opening Luncheon                                   March 16, 2017 
Oral Argument:                                       March 16-17, 2017
Award Ceremony and Reception:              March 17,2017 

If you are a retired or practicing attorney, you are eligible to serve as a judge for the competition, which will take place March 16-17 in Washington, D.C. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions. If interested in judging, please contact Jane Zaretskie. Instructions for judges and more information about judging can be found at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in volunteering as a bailiff, please contact Josh Albertson. More information for bailiffs can be found at the bottom of the page. 

The Problem:
This year's problem is now available! Please see the bottom of the page for this year's problem, as well as the official rules of the competition.

Below is a list of recommended hotels that are near the competition.

Fairfield Inn & Suites  500 H St NW
Washington DC, 20001
 Hotel Harrington 
436 11th St
Washington, DC 20004
 Embassy Suites  900 10th St NW
Washington DC 20001
 Holiday Inn Rosslyn  1900 N Fort Myer Drive
Arlington VA 22209
Courtyard Marriott Arlington  1533 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington VA 22209
Best Western Rosslyn  1501 Arlington Blvd
Arlington VA 22209
Hilton Garden Inn Courthouse  1333 N. Courthouse Rd
Arlington VA 22201
Clarion Hotel Arlington Court Suites 1200 N. Courthouse Rd
Arlington VA 22201
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol  550 C St SW
Washington DC 20024
Hampton Inn DC Navy Yard  1265 First Street SE
Washington DC 20003
Washington Court Hotel  525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington DC 20001


2017 Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition Problem

Bailiff Instructions

Judge Instructions

2017 Moot Court Official Rules

Bailiff Participation Information

Judge Participation Information


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