Immigration Law Competition


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 (Annexes).

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.

2017 ILC Champions

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2017)

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)