Started in 2006, NYU’s National Immigration Law Competition (ILC) is the NYU Moot Court Board’s annual external moot court competition, open to teams from ABA-accredited law schools other than NYU Law. The ILC focuses on cutting-edge issues in the field of immigration law and is judged by panels of distinguished NYU alumni and legal practitioners from throughout New York. The final round is judged by federal appellate and district court judges.
NYU School of Law hosted 28 student teams from law schools across the country at the 18th Annual Immigration Law Competition from February 3rd to February 5th, 2023. The Final Arguments were presided over by Hon. Adalberto Jordan of the Eleventh Circuit, Hon. Gabriel Sanchez of the Ninth Circuit, and Hon. Eric Komitee of the Eastern District of New York. This year’s competition was presented with support from our sponsor, aiLegal Law.
First Place Overall: Team 114 from St. Mary’s University: Haley Harvey, Emily Mann, and Kathryn Cantu.
Second Place Overall: Team 115 from St. Mary’s University: Carson Wienecke and Berenis Lopez.
Best Brief: Team 114 from St. Mary’s University: Haley Harvey, Emily Mann, and Kathryn Cantu.
Second Best Brief: Team 121 from University of Miami School of Law: Benjamin Brooks and Robert Keilson.
Best Oralist: Ankon Rahi, Team 102, Columbia Law School.
Second Best Oralist: Tied between Eddie Reilingh, Team 126, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Jacqueline Graves, Team 104, Emory University School of Law.