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 was held March 31 – April 1, 2023.
This year our Wechsler Competition was held in person for the first time since 2019. 26 teams competed – representing law schools from 16 states across the U.S. from Delaware to California. Many thanks to the over 70 judges for volunteering their time and for making this competition possible.
After four rounds of arguments, the final round was judged by Aviva Abramovsky, Dean; Professor of Law, Lucinda Finley, Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy; Director of Moot Courts, and Alexandra Harrington, Associate Professor; Director, Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic; Director, Innocence and Justice Project.
On behalf of the Buffalo Moot Court Board and UB School of Law’s Advocacy Institute, CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 2023 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition:
First Place Team: Natalie Lalama and Lindsay Campbell - New York University School of Law
Second Place Team: Shania Goble, Kevin Glomski, and Joe Batchelor - The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Top Advocate in Final Round: Lindsay Campbell, New York University School of Law
Best Oral Advocate: Kevin Glomski, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Second Best Oral Advocate: Natalie Lalama, New York University School of Law
Third Best Oral Advocate: Josh Sipp, University of Kansas School of Law
Best Brief: Natalie Lalama and Lindsay Campbell - New York University School of Law
Second Best Brief: Villanova Law School - Kaely Lawler and Lyndsey Marcus
Third Best Brief: Madeline Shriver and Josh Sipp - University of Kansas School 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.