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First-Ever Moot Court Competition in Latin America: Law and Sustainable Development


Announcing the First-Ever Moot Court Competition in Latin America: Law and Sustainable Development

To the Moot Court Board of Harvard University:

It is our esteemed honor and great privilege to announce the First Annual Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition, which will be held March 17-20, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We wish to extend an invitation to your law school to participate in the competition by sending a team of up to three (3) members.

Recognizing the need for a competitive forum to advance principles of international appellate advocacy, the Moot Court Board at Tulane University Law School, along with the Law Schools Payson Center for International Development, is collaborating with the Fundaao Getlio Vargas Law School (FGV Direito-Rio) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the law faculties of Universidad de los Andes in Bogot, Colombia, and Universidad Rafael Landvar in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to sponsor the first-ever moot court competition in Latin America. While the main theme is sustainable development, the competition necessarily draws from other areas of law including human rights law, energy law, and environmental law.

Another unique aspect of the competition is that teams will participate in three different languages used in the Americas and the Caribbean, namely English, Portuguese, and Spanish. That is, for the first time, non-English speakers will be able to submit their briefs and make oral arguments in their mother tongue. At oral arguments, simultaneous translation services will allow teams to understand and respond to issues raised by their competitors from other countries.

The registration fee for this years competition is $200. Other information about the competition, including access to this years problem, is available online at

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us via the information below.


Colin Crawford

Professor and Executive Director

Phone: (504) 862-3525


Ian Furman Tom Sharp

United States Co-Chair United States Co-Chair

Tulane Law School Moot Court Board Tulane Law School Moot Court Board

Phone: (832) 367-1743 Phone: (720) 244 – 7421

Email: Email:

VIIth K.K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court


The National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition


The National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held by Pace Law School. Registration closes Sept. 30. The problem comes out October 4, with briefs due end of November. Oral arguments are in White Plains, NY on February 24-26, 2011.

The Environmental Law Program is looking to put together a team so I’m attaching our flyer (I’m the Environmental Law Fellow this year, as well as being in charge of Ames!). The website for the competition is:

Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition


The 27th annual Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition will take place at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY on March 10-13, 2011.

Registration for the 2011 Competition will begin at 12:01AM EST this Wednesday August 31, 2010 and close at 11:59pm EST on October 29, 2010, or when all thirty-two (32) slots are filled (whichever occurs first).

We are excited to announce that this year’s registration process will be paperless. All teams will register online at:

***Please note that due to strong interest, we are initially limiting each school to registering only one (1) team. Teams will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teams are limited to two (2) competitors only.***

We are excited and look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions! Finally, if you are receiving this message in error, please notify us immediately. We apologize in advance. Have a great weekend.

2010-2011 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition


Attached please find material related to the 2010-2011 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition – the only competition in the United States with a focus on trademark and unfair competition law. Students may also find the information by going to

  • Memo from Lefkowitz Committee Chair and Vice Chair
  • Official Rules
  • Team Entry Form
  • Problem with Issues on Appeal and Exhibits
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Please email with any questions and we look forward to your school’s participation.


Cathy L. Lueders, 2010-2011 Lefkowitz Committee Chair

Deborah K. Squires, 2010-2011 Lefkowitz Committee Vice-Chair

4th Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition


We are pleased to announce that registration will soon be open for the University of Oxford’s 4th Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition.  The purpose of the competition is to stimulate an interest in freedom of expression issues.  It is a remarkably international event with teams coming from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

The oral rounds of this exciting competition are held at the University of Oxford and offer students an opportunity to argue a case before a bench of prestigious judges.   The finals of the competition will be held from 30 March – 2 April 2011.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.   More information can be found at:

Fortieth Annual William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament


Attached are an invitation (  and registration form (  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, or the Spong Tournament Director, Courtney Mills, at

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