ACS National Moot Court Competition

Register now to participate in ACS’ 2008 Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law. Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to network with lawyer and law students from around the country. Gain valuable legal experience in brief writing and oral arguments by engaging on a topic of timely national import.

Register here. The registration fee is $50 per team and both team members must be ACS members. After completing the registration form, you will be automatically directed to the payment site. Registration will close on November 16, 2007. The official 2008 Problem and Rules can be accessed at www.acslaw.org/mootcourt.

More Information

In recognition of the upcoming general elections and the fact that in 38 states judicial candidates must stand for election, the 2008 Moot Court legal problem involves timely and open questions related to state elections and their role in helping ensure a fair and independent judiciary.

Two issues will be briefed and argued:

  • Whether a state rule precluding judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions is inconsistent with the First Amendment;
  • Whether a state rule restricting the partisan political activities of candidates for judicial office violates the First Amendment.

The competition will consist of two preliminary regional competition rounds, at the University of Colorado at Boulder (March 15-March 16) and Georgetown (March 29-30). At each regional competition,teams of two will argue a minimum of three preliminary rounds on Saturday, and eight (8) teams will advance to the quarterfinal level of elimination rounds on Sunday. From that four (4) teams will advance to a semi-final elimination round, and then two (2) teams will advance to a regional competition final round.

The winning team from each regional competition will compete in The Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law Final Round in June 2008 at the ACS National Convention in Washington, D.C. The winning team selected in the Final Round will receive a $3,000 cash prize, and the runner-up team will each receive a $2,000 cash prize. Registration will close on November 16, 2006.

Timeline

  • November 16, 2007: Registration Closes
  • January 18, 2008: Briefs Due
  • March 15 – 16, 2008: University of Colorado at Boulder Competition Rounds
  • March 29 – 30, 2008: Georgetown Regional Competition Rounds
  • Mid June 2008: Final Round at ACS National Convention

We invite you to learn more about the competition by visiting the 2008 Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law website at www.acslaw.org/mootcourt. Thank you for your interest!

Published in: on November 9, 2007 at 10:22 pm Comments (1)

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  1. On November 11, 2007 at 10:15 am Neal Said:

    Anyone interested?