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Immigration Law Competition

ILC 2020

About ILC

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.

ILC 2021

The 16th Annual Immigration Law Competition will take place Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. The competition will be held in person in accordance with University and New York State guidelines.  If NYU University or statewide policies change, preparations have been made to hold the competition remotely. Registration is expected to open in early October 2020. As details become more concrete we will post more information. 

ILC 2020

From January 31st through February 2, 2020, NYU School of Law hosted 26 teams from 21 different law schools across the country at the 15th Annual Immigration Law Competition. This year’s problem involved two salient issues in immigration law, including a non-citizens’ right to habeas review and the availability of asylum for certain particular social groups.

The Final Argument was heard by a distinguished panel of Circuit Court judges, including Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, Judge Cheryl A. Krause, and Judge Richard J. Sullivan, from the Ninth, Third, and Second Circuits, respectively. 

ILC 2020 Results

FINAL ARGUMENT

2020 ILC Champions

Michigan State University College of Law, Bamdad Attaran & Polina Hristova (Team 127)

Runners-Up

University of Virginia School of Law, Team # 2, Elizabeth Adler & Chris Baldacci (Team 114)

Best Oralist (Final Argument)

Chris Baldacci, University of Virginia School of Law, Team # 2 (Team 114)

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS AWARDS

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds)

Jonathan Parrish, Temple University, Beasley School of Law (Team 111)

Best Brief

Michigan State University College of Law, Bamdad Attaran, Polina Hristova, & Victoria Espinoza (Team 127)

SEMIFINALISTS

Michigan State University College of Law, Bamdad Attaran, Polina Hristova, & Victoria Espinoza (Team 127)

The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Alex Catiggay & Caleb Holland (Team 129)

U.C. Hastings College of Law, Maya Galicia-Canto & Olivia Medina (Team 123)

University of Virginia School of Law, Team # 2, Elizabeth Adler & Chris Baldacci  (Team 114)

QUARTERFINALISTS

Columbia University, Team # 1 (Team 132)

Michigan State University College of Law, Bamdad Attaran, Polina Hristova, & Victoria Espinoza (Team 127)

New York Law School, Team # 2 (Team 130)

St. Johns University School of Law (Team 126)

The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Alex Catiggay & Caleb Holland (Team 129)

U.C. Hastings College of Law, Maya Galicia-Canto & Olivia Medina (Team 123)

University of Virginia School of Law, Team # 2, Elizabeth Adler & Chris Baldacci  (Team 114)

Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law (Team 116)

ILC 2021

Registration for the 2021 Immigration Law Competition is not yet open.

Please check back near the end of September of 2020 for registration information. Until then,  you may review the information below regarding last year’s Competition Rules and Timeline. The 2021 Competition is scheduled to run Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2021.

2020 Immigration Rules of Competition

Click here to download 2020 ILC Rules of Competition.

2020 Immigration Law Competition Timeline

The registration schedule for the 2020 Immigration Law Competition is below. Click here for a printable version of this schedule. Note: Each team’s specific competition schedule will be circulated in mid-January 2020. 

September 30, 2019  ILC 2020 Registration Opens
November 22, 2019  Team Registration & Payment Deadline
December 2, 2019  Competitors receive team number and side   assignments.

December 16, 2019

December 30, 2019

January 5, 2020

Competitors receive Record and Rule.

Deadline for teams to submit Clarifying Questions

Answers to Questions sent to all competitors

January 19, 2020  Competitor briefs due at 11:59 PM EST.
January 22, 2020

 Competitors receive all competitors’ briefs by   11:59 PM EST.

January 31, 2020 – February 2, 2020 Competition Weekend

 

  • Preliminary Rounds: Friday, January 31
  • Octofinal, Quarterfinal and Semifinal Rounds: Saturday, February 1
  • Final Argument: Sunday, February 2 – Lester Pollack Colloquium, Furman Hall

Rules of Competition are currently being updated and will be posted here soon.

Immigration Law Competition Judge Outreach

We’re always looking for more judges for our preliminary and semi-final rounds, so if you are a practicing attorney in the New York area with immigration interests or experience please contact us! All judges will receive CLE credit. If you would like to become a sponsor for next year, please contact us.

Previous Competition Winners

2019 ILC Winners

FINAL ARGUMENT

2019 ILC Champions

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (Andraya Jackson & Eric Sorice) [Team 102]

Runners-Up

New York Law School (Kelly Burke & Danney Salvatierra) [Team 111]

Best Oralist (Final Argument)

Kelly Burke (New York Law School) [Team 111]

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS AWARDS

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds)

Jeremy Carter (University of Virginia School of Law Team 1) [Team 127]

Runner-Up Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds)

Andraya Jackson (Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law) [Team 102]

BRIEFS AWARDS

Best Brief

University of Colorado Law School (Ashlyn Kahler-Rios & Zachary New) [Team 104]

Runner-Up Best Brief

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (Andraya Jackson & Eric Sorice) [Team 102]

Semifinalists

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (Andraya Jackson & Eric Sorice) [Team 102]

New York Law School (Kelly Burke & Danney Salvatierra) [Team 111]

Georgetown University Law Center (Grace DeNoon & Parnia Zahedi) [Team 114]

Seton Hall Law School (Simon Kahng & Lauren Martinez) [Team 132]

QUARTERFINALISTS

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (Andraya Jackson & Eric Sorice) [Team 102]

New York Law School (Kelly Burke & Danney Salvatierra) [Team 111]

University of Minnesota Law School (Jiaqi Li & Kimberly Medina) [Team 106]

University of Michigan Law School (Donya Khadem & Jacob Muller) [Team 107]

Georgetown University Law Center (Grace DeNoon & Parnia Zahedi) [Team 114]

Columbia Law School (Susanna Booth & Sarah Elnahal) [Team 121]

University of Virginia School of Law (Team 2) (Anna Cox & Jane Riddle) [Team 128]

Seton Hall Law School (Simon Kahng & Lauren Martinez) [Team 132]

2019 ILC Gold Sponsor