NYU Moot Court Board
The NYU Moot Court Casebook, published annually, is the most widely recognized and utilized set of moot court problems in the Nation.
The Moot Court Board represents NYU at more than a dozen major moot court competitions each year, on a diverse array of legal topics.
Open to all second- and third-year J.D. students at NYU Law, as well as LL.Ms, Marden is NYU’s internal moot court competition.
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 (MCB) is the journal for aspiring legal advocates, giving its members hands-on experience with legal research, writing, and oral advocacy.
Selecting 40 rising 2L members each year in the NYU Journal Writing Competition, the Moot Court Board provides 2Ls with extensive training in writing and advocacy before requiring each student to write a moot court problem, argue in an interschool competition, or both. As 3Ls, students compete, coach teams, or edit the NYU Moot Court Casebook.
MCB membership offers an opportunity to develop and apply the research, writing, and advocacy skills essential to the successful practice of law. Producing appellate briefs and Casebook problems gives students writing and editing experience comparable to other journals but directly useful to legal practice. The creative freedom, practical experience, and oral advocacy opportunities it offers makes the Moot Court Board truly unique among its peer journals.
Supporting Moot Court Across the United States
More than 110 law schools subscribe to the NYU Moot Court Board Casebook, which each year adds more than a dozen high-quality problems to our existing archive of nearly 100 moot court problems available online.
A Great Moot Court Team for a Great Law School
NYU routinely ranks among the top Moot Court programs in both the nation (16th in the Blakely Advocacy Institute Rankings) and the world (best in the United States in the Jessup Cup 2015).
A Thriving Community In Law School and Beyond
Established as an NYU academic journal for over fifty years, the Moot Court Board has a diverse body of over one thousand alumni/ae who come back every year to judge our competitions and train the next generation of advocates.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Please join us for a lunch conversation with Rick Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law and one of the Nation’s leading voting rights advocates. Just last Term, Professor Pildes successfully argued in Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama, persuading the Supreme Court to strike down a racial gerrymander. In this lunch conversation, Professor Pildes will[…]
We are delighted to announce that the 39th Volume of the Moot Court Casebook is now available. In addition, this and each subsequent edition of the Casebook includes the Casebook Online Archive, a collection of 70 past problems, none of which have been preempted by the courts. Law schools, law firms, and bar associations can subscribe[…]
After fierce competition, the Fall Marden Preliminary round is over. Congratulations to: Best Fall Marden Performance (General Division) Jarret Zafran Albert Podell Moot Court Advocacy Award (MCB Division) Jesse Klinger Albert Podell Oral Advocacy Award (General Division) Jarret Zafran Best Oralist (Moot Court Board Division) Susanna Griffith Albert Podell Brief-Writing Award (General Division) Kevin Benish Best Brief-Writer (Moot Court[…]
The Art of Advocacy’s next guest will be Stephen Susman, Executive Director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law and managing partner of Susman Godfrey LLP. Widely regarded as one of the most effective plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country and a pioneer of many widely-adopted innovations in trial litigation, Professor Susman is presently teaching[…]
To celebrate the conclusion of Fall Marden oral arguments, please join the current members of the NYU Moot Court Board for a young alumni reception to be held on October 22 at 9pm. You can RSVP here. The reception is open to all alumni of the Moot Court Board: both young and young-at-heart!
The Art of Advocacy’s next guest will be Paul Smith, Chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and Co-Chair of the Media and First Amendment, and Election Law and Redistricting Practices at Jenner and Block LLP. Mr. Smith has had an active Supreme Court practice for three decades, including oral arguments in 16 Supreme[…]
Announcing the opening of applications for NYU’s 2016 National Immigration Law Competition! The competition will be on February 26-28, 2016 in New York City. Find the application here and the competition schedule here. Applications are due on October 31, so get ’em in!
For our next Art of Advocacy event, to be held Wednesday September 30 at 12.30pm, our guest will be Michael Farbiarz, a senior fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, and at the Center for Law and Security. He served as an assistant United States attorney for more than ten years, and[…]
Register now for the Fall Preliminary Round of the 2015-2016 Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition. This Fall’s competition will test competitors’ brief-writing and oral advocacy skills with a cutting-edge problem concerning electronic searches of overseas cloud data. In the Spring, the best students from Fall will write on a different problem, with the top four students[…]
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Smart Classroom 216, Vanderbilt Hall 40 Washington Square South map This year the NYU Moot Court Board, in collaboration with the Supreme Court Reading Group and the NYU Chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, is proud to host a new speaker[…]
The Journal Writing Competition has ended and we are delighted to announce the 40th class of Moot Court Board Staff Editors! Aaron S. Lichter Amy L. Larsen Andrew A. Nizamian Anjanique M. Watt Benjamin E. Homes Benjamin G. Barokh Bingxin Wu Caroline H. Paschal Clay Venetis Colleen B. Creeden David M. Clements Elena Hadjimichael Harry[…]
A very hearty congratulations to MCBers who won Convocation Awards! Vanderbilt Medal For outstanding service to the School of Law JEHAN M. LANER Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association (BLAPA) Award for Clinical Service To a member of APALSA, BALSA, LALSA, MELSA, or SALSA for outstanding work in a clinical course, dedication to[…]