December 13, 2012

Immigration Law Competition


RSVP NOW for the ILC Final Arguments on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 1:30pm to 5pm!

The National 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. Schools may apply to send up to two teams to the competition each year. The 2017 competition focuses on the status of criminal convictions pending appellate review under immigration law, and will address the interaction of state drug look-alike statutes and immigration 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. You can find more details in the full Rules of the Competition.

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 contact us and we will be sure to add you to our mailing list!

The Immigration Law Competition has been sponsored by Fragomen and Cryus D. Mehta & Partners since 2016. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us.

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

Tentative 2017 Competition Schedule

November 07 Competing teams selected and notified.
November 11 Extended application deadline.
November 14 Extended deadline teams selected and notified.
December 16 Competitors receive number and side assignments.

Registration fee of $500 for one team or $800 for two teams due.

January 06 Competitors receive Record and Rules (with Annexes).
January 13 Competitors receive preliminary schedule

Deadline for clarifications to the record is 11:59pm EST.

January 30 Competitor briefs due at 11:59pm EST.
February 06 Competitors receive briefs.
February 13 Competitors receive Competition Weekend schedule.
February 16 Deadline for RSVP to the ILC Banquet at NOON EST.
February 24-26 Competition Weekend.

2017 ILC Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

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Past ILC Sponsors

2016 ILC

  • Fragomen (Gold Sponsor)
  • Cyrus Mehta (Bronze Sponsor)

Past ILC Winners

  • Emory Law School (2016)
  • Harvard Law School (2015)
  • Harvard Law School (2014)
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (2013)
  • Harvard Law School (2006)