National Moot Court Competition (U.S.)

This national program is co-sponsored by the College and the New York City Bar Association. In addition to sharing the financial costs, many Fellows of the College assist as judges in the 15 regional competitions and at the finals held in New York each year. More than 180 accredited law schools participate in this program involving more than 1,000 students. The winning team and the Best Oral Advocate are recognized and celebrated by the College for their accomplishment in the final rounds of the National Moot Court Competition.

The Fulton Haight Award ($2,500), funded by the Fulton Haight Fund of the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is presented to the law school of the winning team. The Fulton Haight Award plaque is presented to the Best Oral Advocate of the Competition.

Upcoming Competitions

2017 Competition Information

Final Rounds: January 30-February 2, 2017
House of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

For more information, visit the New York City Bar website.

Competition Winners

  • 2017
    Winning School/Team:
    Wake Forest University School of Law
    Matthew Cloutier, Mia Falzarano, Blake E. Stafford
    Best Oral Advocate/School:
    Mia Falzarano, Wake Forest University School of Law
    Best Brief:
    Wake Forest University School of Law
    Matthew Cloutier, Mia Falzarano, Blake E. Stafford
  • 2016
    Winning School/Team:
    Texas Tech University School of Law
    Kristen Vanderplas, C.J. Baker, Shelby Hall
    Best Oral Advocate/School:
    Kyle Crawford, Georgetown University Law Center
    Best Brief:
    Texas Tech University School of Law
    Kristen Vanderplas, C.J. Baker, Shelby Hall
  • 2015
    Winning School/Team:
    George Washington University Law School
    Dane Shikman, Kyle Singhal
    Best Oral Advocate/School:
    Stephen Petkis, Georgetown University Law Center
    Best Brief:
    University of Tennessee School of Law
    John Baxter, Jarrod Casteel, Kaitlyn Holland
  • 2014
    Winning School/Team:
    University of Georgia School of Law
    Steven L. Strasberg, Ben Thorpe, Emily Kate Westberry
    Best Oral Advocate/School:
    Ben Thorpe, University of Georgia School of Law
    Best Brief:
    University of Pennsylvania College of Law
    Omar Madhany, Bianca Nunes, Tian Wen