2018 Competition Details

Below you will find the information you need to participate in this year's competition. Please direct all questions to buffalomootcourtboard@gmail.com.

Dates, Deadlines & Schedule

Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the postmark date on a team's registration form. Schools wishing to register more than two teams should indicate so on the registration form, but admission of additional teams will be subject to availability of spaces. One coach per admitted team may attend the oral advocacy competition.

Teams will be given a number after they register and before the brief is released. This number will determine whether the team is writing for the petitioner or the respondent. All briefs must be submitted electronically to buffalomootcourtboard@gmail.com

  • Registration Deadline - January 20
  • Problem Released - February 10
  • Questions re: Problem Due - February 24
  • Briefs Due - March 7
  • Questions re: Oral Argument - March 17
  • Team Pairings Announced - March 22 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception - March 23 - Templeton Landing from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Wechsler Competition - March 24
  • Banquet - March 24 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Awards

  • Best Oral Advocates (preliminary rounds)
  • Best Oral Advocate (final round)
  • 1st Place Team
  • 2nd Place Team
  • Best Applicant Brief
  • Best Respondent Brief
  • Ryan J. Mullins Award

Schedule

Friday, March 23, 2018
Arrival of teams into Buffalo, NY

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Information Packets and Questions with Competition Directors -- LOCATION TBA

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Competition Site at Erie County Court House

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Preliminary Round 1
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Preliminary Round 2
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Complementary Lunch Served Announcement of Semi-finalists
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Quarter-final rounds (Top 8 teams advance)
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. - Semi-final round (Top 4 teams advance)
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Final round (Top 2 teams advance)
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Awards Banquet. Complementary Dinner and Drinks will be served

More Information

For additional information, including sample problems from past Wechsler Competitions, please contact buffalomootcourtboard@gmail.com.