2019 Competition Details

Below you will find the information you need to participate in this year's competition. 

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 the Buffalo Moot Court Board.

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

8:15a                     

  • Courthouse Doors Open
  • Enter Courthouse at 25 Delaware Ave Entrance

8:15a – 8:50a        

  • Competitors Check-in
  • Breakfast in the jury room

9:00a                    

  • Preliminary Round 1 Begins

10:30a      

  • Round 1 Ends

10:45a                   

  • Preliminary Round 2 Begins

12:15a      

  • Round 2 Ends

12:15p – 1:10p       

  • Lunch

1:10p

  • Quarterfinalists Announcement

1:15p

  • Quarterfinal Round Begins

2:45p

  • Quarterfinals End

2:55p

  • Semifinalists Announcement

3:00p

  • Semifinal Round Begins

4:30p

  • Semifinals End

4:45p

  • Finalists Announcement

5:00p

  • Final Round Begins

6:30p

  • Final Round Ends

7:00p

  • Reception @ Pearl Street Grill & Brewery (76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202)
    Open Bar

7:30p

  • Dinner

8:00p

  • Award Ceremony; Winners Announced

8:15p – 10:00p

  • Have Fun and Drink Responsibly