UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition
The UC Davis Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition is the only competition in the nation devoted exclusively to the topic of asylum and refugee law. It is also the only immigration law moot court competition on the West Coast. The competition provides law students from across the country the opportunity to participate in a hypothetical appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Competitors will write a brief as either respondent or petitioner on an issue related to asylum and refugee law. Shortly after submitting their briefs, students will participate in oral arguments. Students’ briefs and oral arguments will be judged by prominent judges, attorneys and scholars that specialize in the areas of immigration law and/or appellate advocacy.
The Sixth Annual Competition
The Sixth Annual Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition is a two-day event. Eight teams will advance from the preliminary rounds to the quarter-finals. Teams of 2 or 3 students from any ABA accredited law school are encouraged to participate. Registration opens on September 14, 2012 and will close on November 2, 2012.
Important Competition Dates
- Registration: Sept. 14, 2012 – Nov. 2, 2012
- Problem Release: Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:59pm
- Briefs Due: Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:00pm
- Oral Arguments: Feb. 15-16, 2013
- Awards Announced: Feb. 16, 2013
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