Submitting Problems to the Moot Court Casebook
Anyone, including current students, faculty members, or practitioners, may submit a Moot Court Problem to the Casebook provided it meets our guidelines (check out our sample Record and Bench Memo to see what we’re looking for).
We consider all problems submitted to us between January 1 and August 1 of each calendar year. Our review process takes place after submissions close in August, though we can expedite approval on request.
The Moot Court Casebook is of the law journals at NYU School of Law, and we ensure authors are publicly credited for their contributions to the journal; note however the problems themselves are accessible only to faculty and firm subscribers (so as to preserve their usefulness for assessed coursework and competitions).
The National Moot Court Problem Writing Competition
NYU School of Law is pleased to announce the first annual National Moot Court Problem Student Writing Competition. This competition is open to moot court problems written while the author is a student (JD or graduate) at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015.
Entries must include a Record including all of the materials to be given to students or competitors using the problem for a moot court activity and a Bench Memo for judges discussing the legal issues raised in the Problem and anticipated arguments to be made in briefs and oral argument. For more details on submission requirements, please see the full rules of the competition.
Problems will be screened by members of the NYU Moot Court Board; shortlisted problems will be assessed by a distinguished panel of faculty and judges. Our focus is to find the problem that most effectively explores legal frontiers in a way that makes the problem an exceptional educational tool.
The following prizes may be awarded by the Moot Court Board: First Place: $2000, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first, second, and third placed Problems will be published in the NYU Moot Court Casebook, the nation’s only compilation of moot court problems.