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.
Supporting and Improving Moot Court Across the United States
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.
Exploring frontiers in legal advocacy
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.
A Great Moot Court Team for a Great Law School
A Thriving Alumni Community
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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
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?[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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!