Herbert J. Wechsler national Competition.

Wechsler Competition

The only national moot court in the United States to focus on topics in substantive criminal law.

The 2023 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition will be held in-person March 31 – April 1, 2023.   

Registration for the 2023 Wechsler Moot Court competition is closed.

2022 Competition Results

Our annual Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition concluded on Saturday, March 26.  This year 30 teams competed – representing law schools from coast to coast.  Many thanks to the over 90 judges for volunteering their time and for making this competition possible.    

After four rounds of arguments, the final round was judged by The Honorable Leslie G. Foschio, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York, The Honorable Eugene M. Fahey, Judge of the New York Court of Appeals 2015-2021, and Dean Aviva Abramovsky, University at Buffalo School of Law.

On behalf of the Buffalo Moot Court Board and UB School of Law’s Advocacy Institute, CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 2022 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition:

Buffalo Moot Court Board

LEADERSHIP

President: Carolyn Duttweiler
Vice-President: Eric Klementowski
Treasurer: Joshua Larmon
Public Relations Director: David Burgio
Weschler Competition Co-Chairs: Matthew Mason and Jordan Einhorn
Desmond Competition Co-Chairs: Matthew Mason and Jordan Einhorn

Faculty Adviser: Lucinda Finley

Contact Us
For additional questions or comments regarding the competition, please contact:

Buffalo Moot Court Board
University at Buffalo School of Law
404 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo NY 14260
law-bmcb@buffalo.edu

Finals Winner: William & Mary Law School (Team 30) – Danielle Musselman and Hannah Merrill

Second Place Team:  University of Miami Law School (Team 23) – Evan Gilbert and Savannah Valentine

Semi-Finals Teams: New York University School of Law (Team 11) – Daniel Cook and Tess Saperstein and St. John’s University School of Law (Team 15) – Christa Alexander and Sarah Hautzinger

Top Advocate in the Final Round: Danielle Musselman (William & Mary Law School)

Best Brief: University of California, Hastings College of Law (Team 17) - Brianna Callagy and Rizelle Dixon

Second Place Brief: University of Miami Law School (Team 23) – Evan Gilbert and Savannah Valentine

Third Place Brief: William & Mary Law School (Team 30) – Danielle Musselman and Hannah Merrill

Fourth Place Brief: Tie between - New York University School of Law (Team 11) - Daniel Cook and Tess Saperstein; St. John’s University School of Law (Team 15) - Christa Alexander and Sarah Hautzinger; and University at Buffalo School of Law (Team 18) - Jordan Einhorn ’23 and Matthew Mason ’23

Top Oral Advocate: Tie between - Christa Alexander and Sarah Hautzinger (both St. John’s University School of Law)

Second Place: Tie between - Savannah Valentine (University of Miami Law School) and Danielle Musselman (William & Mary Law School)

Third Place: Simrat Johal (University of Kansas School of Law)

Fourth Place: Devin Canfield (Washburn University School of Law) and Graeme Waples (Brooklyn Law School)

Fifth Place: Rizelle Dizon (University of California, Hastings College of Law)

About the Competition: Named after the drafter of the Model Penal Code, the annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition focuses on topics in substantive criminal law. Problems address the constitutionality and interpretation of federal and state criminal statutes as well as general issues in the doctrine of federal and state criminal law.