External Moot Court Competitions
Upperclass moot court competitions offer exciting opportunities to develop legal skills and delve into a particular area of law. The programs listed below are sponsored by external organizations and companies and span a broad range of legal topics. If you are interested in programs that are not listed below, please contact Ilene Strauss, director of legal writing and moot court programs, to discuss your ideas.
Limited funds are available to help defray the costs of participating in an external moot court program. Please contact Student Services for more information about funding. Applications for funds are reviewed four times a year. Priority is given to funding registration fees. Please submit applications for moot courts that meet between October 15 and November 30, by September 30; for moot courts that meet between December 1 and March 31, by October 30; for moot courts that meet between April 1 and June 30, by March 1; and for moot courts that meet between July 1 and October 14, by June 1.
listed by registration deadline
- Date of Competition: November 4 and 5, 2016
- Location of Competition: Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois
- Deadline for registration: September 1, 2016
- Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date of Competition: November 5 and 6, 2016
- Location of Competition: George Washington University Law School
- Deadline for registration: September 7, 2016
- Questions and completed application packets can be directed to email@example.com
- Date of Competition: March 18-25, 2017
- Location of Competition: Caucasus, Georgia
- Application Posting Date: October 1, 2016
- Deadline for registration: November 9, 2016
- Questions may be directed to Juli Brauer
The Jean-Pictet Competition, established in 1989 and sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, is an international competition focusing on the field of international humanitarian law. A team of three students participates in a week-long series of simulations that test their knowledge of topics including the classification of armed conflict, the law of targeting, and the interplay between human rights law and international humanitarian law. The competition is designed to give participants a sense of what it's like to be a practitioner in the field of international humanitarian law. Attended by students from around the world and judged by experienced scholars and practitioners, many of whom have dedicated years of service to the Red Cross, the competition provides an invaluable opportunity to network with passionate IHL lawyers and students. The location and exact date of the competition varies from year to year and is announced in early September.
- Date of Competition: February 11, 2017, Regional Oral Arguments; March 18, 2017, National Finals
- Location of Competition: New York, New York, Regional Oral Arguments; Washingtion DC, Finals
- Deadline for registration: October 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Time
- Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Date of Competition: March 10th and 11th, 2017
- Location of Competition:Columbus, Ohio
- Deadline for registration: January 1st
- Problem Released: December 12th
- Breifs due: February 6th
- Questions can be directed to Fawn Gadel at 614-236-7237
- Date of Competition: March 16-17, 2017
- Location of Competition: Washington, D.C.
- Deadline for registration: January 13, 2017
- Questions may be directed to Maria Conticelli.
- Prelimiary Arguments: Wednesday, January 25 - Sunday, January 29, 2017 (New York, New York)
- Competition: Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 2017
- Location of Competition: Oxford, United Kingdom
- Deadline for registration: Official Deadline TBA
Oxford University's Price International Media Moot Court 'Competition is dedicated to exploring the issues of media and free expression. The competition, now entering its tenth year, focuses on issues of social media, countering extremism, and international law limiting state efforts to shape limits on speech. The compeition begins with regional qualifying rounds judged by leading media lawyers (the Americas Round will take place from January 25-29, 2017) and culimates in a final round at Oxford in April 2017. Further information about the compeition can be found at pricemootcourt.socleg.ox.ac.uk.