Welcome to the website of the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, formerly the Veterans Law Appellate Advocacy Competition. Now in its twelfth year, the competition brings teams of students from around the country to Washington, D.C., to argue before panels of distinguished practitioners and judges.
**COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID pandemic, the Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds will be held virtually on November 6-7, 2021 (the weekend before Veterans Day). Once the four semi-finalist teams are determined, they will receive reasonably funded round trip travel and hotel in Washington, DC to argue live before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on November 13, 2021 (the weekend after Veterans Day). It is the hope and the desire of the competition organizers to host the Semifinals and Finals live in Washington, DC, but it is impossible to predict the future in these uncertain times.
The NVLMCC will re-evaluate the ability to host the live portion of the competition on or before August 12, 2021 (one month before the registration deadline), and we will widely disseminate that information. If we are required to move the entire competition to a virtual setting, that will provide schools searching only for virtual competitions with time to register, while also allowing schools desiring live competitions time to withdraw and receive a refund. If necessary, we are prepared to host the entire NVLMCC virtually over three consecutive days: November 5-7, 2021. This is the manner in which we proceeded last year, and it worked out well. The competition had a record 28 teams compete (the maximum allowed) in a fully virtual format.**
To learn more about the history of the competition, please click here.