The Washington and Lee University School of Law Moot Court Program
Note: Important dates, sign ups, updated documents, and results can be found at www.wlumootcourt.com.
One of the oldest and largest student-run organizations at Washington & Lee, the Moot Court Program provides law students the opportunity to develop and refine their oral and written advocacy skills by working individually and collaboratively. The Moot Court Executive Board (“MCEB”), comprised of ten third-year law students, administers five competitions: the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition, the Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition, the Mock Trial Competition, the Client Counseling Competition, and the Representation in Mediation Competition. All second- and third-year students, excluding MCEB members, may compete, and first-year students may participate as witnesses, clients, timekeepers, and bailiffs.
The MCEB oversees the preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds of all competitions and invites justices, judges, politicians, practitioners, or professors to preside over final rounds. Competitions have attracted prominent jurists, including Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Justice Byron R. White, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., then Judge Roberts, Justice Antonin G. Scalia, then Judge Scalia, and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Winners and select competitors represent Washington & Lee in regional, national, and international competitions. W&L students have recently participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the National Trial Competition, and the ABA Appellate Advocacy, Negotiations, Client Counseling, and Mediation Competitions.
The 2016-2017 Moot Court Executive Board
Jenna Lorence | Lorence.J@law.wlu.edu
Bo Mahr | Mahr.B@law.wlu.edu
Max Gottlieb | Gottlieb.M@law.wlu.edu
Stacey LaRiviere | LaRiviere.S@law.wlu.edu
John W. Davis Moot Court:
Deb Howe | Howe.D@law.wlu.edu
James Simon | Simon.J@law.wlu.edu
Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations:
Mason Williams | Williams.MD@law.wlu.edu
Caley DeGroote | DeGroote.C@law.wlu.edu
Kiersty DeGroote | DeGroote.K@law.wlu.edu
Brent Phipps | Phipps.B@law.wlu.edu
Chelsea Creta | Creta.C@law.wlu.edu
Please direct general Moot Court e-mails and reports of mistakes or broken links to Jenna Lorence at Lorence.J@law.wlu.edu
(2014-2015 Moot Court Executive Board with Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, and Judge Albert Diaz)