NYU Moot Court Board
The NYU Moot Court Board is one of NYU School of Law's 10 academic journals. Our mission is to enrich the legal education of our members and explore new approaches to unsettled legal questions. We work to achieve this mission through four main programs:
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 Activities Across the United States
More than 110 law schools subscribe to the NYU Moot Court Board Casebook, which each year contains more than a dozen high-quality problems.
A Great Moot Court Team for a Great Law School
A Thriving Community In Law School and Beyond
Established as an NYU academic journal for over fifty years, the Moot Court Board has a thriving community of alumni who come back every year to judge our competitions and train the next generation of advocates.
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[…]
The Blakely Moot Court rankings are out, and thanks to NYU’s strong performance in many different competitions this year, the Blakely Advocacy Institute has ranked NYU 16th in the Nation. This ranking, which takes into account placements in various moot court competitions, places NYU ahead of all of its peer institutions except Georgetown University. Congrats to[…]
Several of Moot Court Board members were recognized for their outstanding dedication to the journal at the conclusion of the Marden Competition final round. Congratulations to all of our award winners! The following 3L members were elected to the Order of the Barristers, a national honor society for those who have demonstrated excellency in both oral and[…]
Does a police search violate the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures if it’s unclear who has the authority to consent to a search of a shared living space? And if a law’s text employs arcane language lost on a layperson, should a violator be held liable? These questions were at the core[…]
This year’s Jessup Competition was ripped straight from the headlines, asking students form more than 600 schools in more than 90 jurisdictions around the world to argue whether or not Russia’s annexation of Crimea (including the strategically important Crimea River) violated international law. NYU’s team, comprising Matt Callahan JD ‘15, Megan Henry JD ‘16, Timothy McKenzie JD ‘16, Salmah Rizvi JD ‘16, and Stephen[…]
While many NYU Law students packed their swim trunks and headed to the beach to enjoy their spring break, Jeremy Schiffres ’16 and Will Simoneaux ’16 packed their sweaters and headed to balmy Madison, Wisconsin, to compete in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Beachgoers brought home tans, but Moot Court brought[…]
Once police have a warrant, they can conduct a search. But what happens when the warrant is based on evidence that was collected in violation of your constitutional rights? In this year’s Spong Tournament, Julia Gumpper and Kelsey Massa were faced with this challenge, amid an even trickier problem: whether being convicted for the crime of threatening another person[…]
Ryan Rakower and Naveen Jayaraman, accompanied by coach Leslie Huang, braved the weekend subway all the way up to Fordham Law School to take the 40th Annual Kaufman Securities Law Competition by storm. Ryan set the stage, secure in his securities expertise, to argue that a short squeeze with bad intent is actionable indeed. Completely unfazed[…]