The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce the Seventeenth Annual Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, which will be held on March 27-28, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
There are several aspects of the Thurgood A. Marshall competition that make it one of the premier moot court competitions in the country. First, every round of the competition is held at a courthouse, as opposed to a law school or office setting. The opportunity for law students to present oral arguments in actual courtrooms is an invaluable experience. Second, all of the individuals who serve as judges in the competition are actual judges, practitioners, or scholars. This too reinforces the "real world" experience for competitors. Third, competitors have an opportunity at the awards reception that immediately follows the competition to network with federal court practitioners who travel from around the country to attend the Federal Bar Association's mid-year meeting. Finally, as an added bonus, each participant in the competition receives a free one-year membership in the Federal Bar Association. Please find a Federal Bar Association membership application attached to your school registration.
If you have questions regarding the competition, please do not hesitate to contact us.