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.

2023 Competition

Competition Dates:  March 31 – April 1, 2023
:  Downtown Buffalo Courthouses (location TBA)
Problem Release: February 6
Brief Due
:  March 6
Competition Schedule:

  • Preliminary Round 1: Friday, March 31, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Preliminary Round 2: Friday, March 31, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Quarterfinals: Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Semifinals: Saturday, April 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Finals: Saturday, April 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Awards Reception:  Saturday, April 1 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Pearl @ The Webb

Buffalo Moot Court Board


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

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.