Immigration Law Competition

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The 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.

Since starting in 2006, the Immigration Law Competition focuses on cutting-edge issues in the field of immigration law. Judged exclusively by immigration law professionals in the immigration capital of the Nation, the competition is the only one of its kind in the United States.

The number of teams that compete is limited; teams are selected by application. Applications for the 2016 competition are available now. Upon acceptance, a team will be able to confirm its place by sending us by check or credit card the Competition Registration Fee of $500 for one team or $800 for two teams.

The Immigration Law Competition is judged by panels of distinguished NYU alumni and legal practitioners from throughout New York. All judges receive CLE credit for their participation. We’re always looking for more judges, so if you are a practicing attorney in the New York area with immigration interests or experience please do sign up!

If you have any questions about the Immigration Law Competition, please contact us!

Competition Schedule

October 31 Team applications due
November 9 Competing teams selected and notified
December 28 Competitors receive number and side assignments
January 4 Competitors receive Record and rules
January 15 Competitors receive preliminary schedule
January 29 Competitor briefs due. RSVP deadline for ILC Annual Dinner Banquet
February 5 Competitors receive Competition Weekend schedule and briefs
February 26-28 Competition Weekend

Past ILC Winners

  • Harvard Law School (2015)
  • Harvard Law School (2014)
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (2013)
  • Harvard Law School (2006)