Moot Court Competition

The competition, designed for two-person teams, will focus on written briefs as well as oral arguments. This year’s topic will address emerging issues in federal law. Arguments will be heard in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association’s mid-year meeting.

Important Dates
Problem and rules distributed:  January 15, 2016
Registration & Entry Fee Deadline: January 29, 2016
Briefs due (must be received by): February 26, 2016
Oral Argument: March 31-April 1, 2016
Awards Ceremony and Reception: April 1, 2016

The entry fee per team is $450.00.  Please make your check payable to the Federal Bar Association. Law schools may send up to three teams (the third team will be placed on a waiting list). Compete with us in 2016, and your school may receive national recognition in our monthly magazine, The Federal Lawyer.  

Based on past competitions, we have found it best to limit the number of schools allowed to participate. Available slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Accordingly, please fill out the registration form if your school will be participating and forward it directly to Maria Conticelli at the Federal Bar Association, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Ste. 444, Arlington, VA 22201 or register online. Note that you may send in your registration form without the entry fee; the entry fee is not due until January 29, 2016.

Maximize your exposure at the 2016 Federal Bar Association Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition—one of the premier moot court competitions in the country. Every round of the competition is held at a courthouse in Washington, D.C., with the final round conducted at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Each year, the FBA has been privileged to have judges, scholars, and esteemed jurists serve as the competition judges. Through this competition, the FBA provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with federal practitioners, FBA members, and top law students. We invite you to support the 2016 Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition not only as a sponsor, but as a judge or bailiff. 


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