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Immigration Law Competition

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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.

General Competition Information

This year, the 2020 Immigration Law Competition will be held on January 31st through February 2nd at NYU School of Law.  

Registration for the 2020 Immigration Law Competition is Now OPEN!

Teams can now register for the ILC 2020 Competition.  Both steps of registration, filling out the team information document and fee payment, must be completed by November 22, 2019. 

Step 1: Register a Team

Click here to register a team for the competition.

Step 2: Pay Competition Fees

In addition to registering for the competition, each team must pay its competition fees by the registration deadline of 11/22/2019.  Fees are $500 for a single team or $800 for two teams.  Each team will be notified that registration has been completed after team fees have been paid.

To pay team fees use the link below.  Select “Subscription” on the left ($800) option if registering two teams or “Single Issue” on the right ($500) if registering one team.

Click here to pay your teams competition Fees

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration.

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