NYU Moot Court Board
Moot Court Casebook
Published annually, the Casebook is the most widely recognized and utilized set of moot court problems in the Nation.
Open to all second- and third-year JD students at NYU Law, as well as LLMs, Marden is NYU’s internal moot court competition.
Our online journal, documenting new approaches to unsettled legal questions proceeding from moot court activities.
National Immigration Law Competition
Focused on cutting-edge immigration issues, the ILC is NYU’s annual inter-school moot court competition.
The New York University Moot Court Board is the student journal at NYU Law for aspiring legal advocates and an intellectual hub for mooting activities nationwide.
Part conventional journal, part interschool moot court competition team, the Moot Court Board offers students the research, writing, and editing experience comparable to that of a law review while being directly useful to legal practice.
The Board selects 42 rising 2L members each year as Staff Editors in the NYU Journal Writing Competition. Each Staff Editor is provided with extensive training before writing a moot court problem, participating in an interschool mooting competition, or doing both. As 3Ls, students manage the journal, compete, coach teams, or edit the NYU Moot Court Casebook or our online journal, Proceedings.
A unique institution at a top law school, the Moot Court Board offers students creative freedom, practical experience, and oral advocacy opportunities no other journal can provide.
More than 100 law schools subscribe to the NYU Moot Court Board Casebook, which each year adds more than a dozen high-quality moot court problems to our existing archive of 80 problems available online.
We publish Proceedings, which reports new approaches to unsettled legal questions developed in moot court. We also administer an annual prize for the moot court problems that are most likely to generate new student ideas to apply to pressing legal disputes.
The oldest journal at the School of Law (organized shortly after mooting was introduced into the curriculum in 1871), the Moot Court Board has a diverse body of hundreds of alumni/ae who come back every year to judge and train the next generation of advocates.
Next time you consider buying or selling chocolate in public, make sure you don’t mention anything about how chocolate makes you feel. Otherwise, you might be arrested for the distribution of a look-a-like substance. State legislatures have the authority to criminalize certain behavior as they deem necessary, but could federal immigration consequences also follow if Read more about 2017 Immigration Law Final Argument & Competition Results![…]
Applications for 2017 ILC are now open! Click here for the application form! Deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2017. The National Immigration Law Competition is the Moot Court Board’s annual external moot court competition, open to teams from ABA-accredited law schools other than NYU Law. ILC is judged by panels of distinguished NYU alumni and legal practitioners from Read more about 2017 National Immigration Law Competition applications are open! Apply today![…]
Registration is now open for the Fall rounds of the 2016-2017 Orison S. Marden Competition! The Competition is open to all 2L, 3L, LLM, and J.S.D. students. Marden is an opportunity to hone oral advocacy skills, research and develop creative arguments, and, for finalists, argue before a panel of Circuit Court judges. Please fill out the Read more about Fall 2016 Marden Registration Open: Sign Up Today![…]
After a grueling Writing Competition, 38 rising 2Ls are joining the Moot Court Board for 2016-17. We look forward to a great year with our new Staff Editors, our returning 3Ls, and a group of transfer students who will certainly offer fresh perspectives to the Board. Congratulations, and enjoy the remainder of your summer! In Read more about Welcoming the 2016-17 Staff Editors[…]
It is with great pride that we announce several of our graduating members have received Convocation awards. These awards are yet another testament to the outstanding service and scholarship which Moot Court Board members produce. Congratulations, 3Ls! We look forward to welcoming you into the cadre of NYU Law and Moot Court Board alumni. Take Read more about Congratulations to Convocation award recipients![…]
We are delighted to announce that today marks the launch of the Proceedings of the NYU Moot Court Board, or just “Proceedings.” Proceedings is the online journal of the NYU Moot Court Board, documenting new approaches to unsettled legal questions proceeding from moot court activities, particularly law student competitions. Proceedings aims to realize for the wider legal community a benefit of Read more about Introducing Proceedings![…]
In their best performance ever, NYU’s Jessup team ranked in the top 8 out of over 550 teams worldwide, received 7th place for their written submissions and Megan Henry received the 4th best oralist award in the World Championships of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Between 27th March – 2nd April Read more about NYU Jessup team advances to the top 8 out of over 550 teams worldwide![…]
Justice Elena Kagan in Conversation with Dean Trevor Morrison Monday, April 4, Tishman Auditorium, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Dean Trevor Morrison invites you to join him for a conversation with Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States. This Q & A event is open to Law School students, faculty, administrators Read more about Justice Elena Kagan in Conversation with Dean Trevor Morrison[…]
Congratulations to Molly Baltimore JD ’17 and Aaron Lichter JD ’17 for coming in second place in the 32nd Cardozo BMI Moot Court Competition. This year, the competition considered two issues under copyright law. The first, whether an online database including snippets of an original work constitutes a fair use, was magnificently argued by Molly. Read more about BMI 2016: Fan Wikis and Fan Fiction[…]
Imagine having lived all your life thinking you were a U.S. citizen—and then suddenly receiving a letter from the State Department over two decades later saying, Sorry, but there’s been a mistake and they would like your passport and certificate saying you were a citizen born abroad back now. Can the State Department do that? Read more about 9th Circuit judges preside over National Immigration Law Competition Final Argument[…]
Art of Advocacy: Immigration Law Friday, Feb. 26 at 12.30pm Furman Hall 214 Please join the Art of Advocacy for a lunch conversation with attorneys Matthew Moffa and David Isaacson about contentious Second Circuit case, Hizam v. Kerry, the case upon which this year’s National Immigration Law Competition problem is modeled. Immigration Law Competition Final Read more about ILC Symposium and Final Argument[…]
Congratulations to Susanna Griffith ’17, Hogan Paschal ’17, and coach Rucha Desai ’16 on NYU’s excellent performance at the William and Mary Law School Spong Moot Court Competition. The team advanced to the quarter-finals, and Susanna Griffith won Best Oralist (making it twice in a row an NYU student has won this award!)
This year’s Jessup competition was ripped straight from the headlines- competitors argued complex legal issues concerning cyber attacks, mass surveillance, diplomatic immunity, and administrative detentions. Congratulations to Kiran Barhey LLM, Iqra Abedin LLM, Timothy McKenzie JD ’16, Megan Henry JD ’16, David Isidore Tan LLM, Daniel Andreeff JD ’16 and Asmaa Awad-Farid JD ’17 for Read more about NYU Law Jessup Team Advances to International Rounds[…]
The Moot Court Board has spearheaded the re-launch of the Student Note Pool at NYU Law. This new and improved service allows students to instantly submit their scholarship to every journal at the School that publishes student Notes. The biggest beneficiaries of this new service are the journals, which will be better able to efficiently Read more about (Re)Introducing the Note Pool![…]
Our guest this week will be Sheila L. Birnbaum, a partner at Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP who practices primarily in the areas of products liability, toxic torts and insurance coverage litigation and is Co-Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Global Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice. Ms. Birnbaum represents corporations in complex mass tort and Read more about Art of Advocacy: Mass Torts with Sheila Birnbaum[…]