Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition


The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, which will be held March 22-23, 2018.

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 12, 2018
Registration & Entry Fee Deadline:           January 19, 2018
Distribution of team numbers:                    January 31, 2018  
Deadline for receiving briefs:                     February 16, 2018
Distribution of first round pairings:            March 7, 2018
Opening Luncheon                                      March 22, 2018 
Oral Argument:                                           March 22-23, 2018
Award Ceremony and Reception:               March 23, 2018 

Registration is now open! To reserve your spot, please complete the registration form at the bottom of the page and send to To confirm your spot, pay the $450 registration fee upon receiving the invoice.

Opening Luncheon:
Please join us for the opening luncheon on March 22 at the law firm Latham and Watkins in Washington D.C from 12:00-2:00pm.

If you are a retired or practicing attorney, you are eligible to serve as a judge for the competition, which will take place March 22-23 in Washington, D.C.
If interested in judging, please contact Maria Conticelli.

Judge Instructions

Judge Participation Information

Judge FAQ

If you are interested in volunteering as a bailiff, please contact

Bailiff Instructions

Bailiff Participation Information

The Problem:
This year's problem is now available!

Moot Court 2018 Problem

Important Student Information

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



Moot Court 2018 The Problem

2018 Moot Court Frequently Asked Questions for Judges

2018 Moot Court Official Rules

Bailiff Instructions

Judge Instructions

Bailiff Participation Information

Student Participation Information

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