American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society Hosts Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
From Oct. 21-22, the American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society held the Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at the school’s new Tenley Campus. Twenty-seven teams from across the U.S. competed in two rounds on Friday before eliminations began in the evening round, and continued in quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals on Saturday. The competition, based on First Amendment law issues, requires participating teams to submit briefs and present oral arguments before a panel of judges.
In the final round, the team from Michigan State University College of Law defeated the University of Kansas School of Law, arguing before Federal Circuit Appeals Court Judge Tim Dyk, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, and our Jurist-in-Residence, Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Moot Court Honor Society members, along with alumni and faculty served as judges, bailiffs, and scorekeepers.
October 20, 2016
On Oct. 20-21, American University Washington College of Law will welcome Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as our annual Jurist-in-Residence. Judge Gregory will hold meetings with students and faculty and he will also judge the finals of the Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Black Law Students Association is co-sponsoring a portion of the program.
Colombia's Universidad Sergio Arboleda Takes Top Honors at 21st Annual Inter-American Moot Court CompetitionMay 31, 2016
The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted the 21st Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition from May 22-27, co-sponsored by the Inter-American Moot Court on Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. One hundred teams from 24 countries, involving over 600 students, professors, and human rights professionals participated in the competition.
November 12, 2015
Steve Shapiro’s decision to study law was bolstered from the experience of self-advocacy. In 2013, he and two co-plaintiffs filed a complaint fighting the new Congressional districts enacted in his home state of Maryland, arguing that the redistricting violated their Article 1 and First Amendment rights. On November 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States heard Shapiro’s case, making the 1L a subject of national attention.