May serve as a substitute for L6679-Foundation Year Moot Court for first-year students, with prior approval of the faculty Moot Court Director.
The American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition is named for one of the most distinguished members of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Problem will involve a unique Intellectual Property question. Through participation in the AIPLA moot court, students will learn the basics of IP law and the appellate procedures of the Federal Circuit.
Teams of two write a brief either on the appellant or appellee's side over the course of the Spring semester under the close supervision of their assigned Moot Court student editors. A qualifying competition will be held during the Fall semester to determine which two teams of two students will attend the Regional Competition in March. After Regionals, a National competition is held at the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. in late April. Competing for the Regional teams is mandatory.