Herbert J. Wechsler national Competition.

Wechsler Competition

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

2021 Competition Results

The 2021 competition took place virtually from March 25-27, 2021.

Overall Winner: Team 13, New York University School of Law, with a score of 90.83.
Runner Up: Team 28, University of Wisconsin Law School, with a score of 88. 

Best Brief:  Team 7,  University of Kansas School of Law, with an average score of 88.67.
Best Brief First Runner Up: Team 17, George Mason University, the Antonin Scalia Law School, with an average score of 87.
Brief Second Runner Up: Team 13, New York University School of Law, with an average score of 86.83. 

Best Final Round Advocate: Heather Globerman, of Team 13, from New York University School of Law.

Best Overall Oral Advocate: Tori Simkovic, of Team 20, University of Miami School of Law, with a 96.25 average. 
Second Best Overall Oral Advocate: Heather Globerman, of Team 13, New York University School of Law,with a 95 average. 
Third Best Overall Oral Advocate: Seth Wacks, of Team 12, UCLA School of Law, with a 92.25 average.

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.

View the 2021 Final Round
a video of the final round of the 2021 Wechsler competition

Watch the final round between teams from New York University School of Law and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Buffalo Moot Court Board

LEADERSHIP

President: MacKenzie Hamill
Vice President:
Briana Krawczyk
Treasurer:
Joseph Fumerelle
Co-Public Relations Director
: Jonathan Abrams, Donald Sonnefeld

Desmond Competition Committee

  • Chair: Rebecca Valentine
  • Adam Amirault
  • Nichole Austin

Wechsler Competition Committee:

  • Chair: Leah Farwell
  • Lucas Fromen
  • John Conti

Adviser: Professor 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