2022 Competition Information

PARTICIPATION:
The competition is limited to a maximum of 28 teams. Each ABA-approved law school may register up to two teams consisting of two JD students each. All competitors and coaches attending the competition must certify that they are fully vaccinated and boosted (if applicable) and be willing to be masked when not presenting oral argument (if required).

COST:
The registration fee is $500 for one team or $900 for two. The fee is nonrefundable once paid to encourage participation.

AWARDS:
Recognition is given to the Championship Team, Best Oral Advocate, Best Petitioner’s Brief, and Best Respondent’s Brief.

KEY DATES:

Registration Opens

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Registration Form Deadline

  • Sunday, September 11, 2022

Registration Fee Deadline

  • Monday, September 12, 2022

Problem Release

  • Friday, September 16, 2022 

Brief Due (only one brief is required per team; side is assigned randomly)

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022

Preliminary & Quarterfinal Rounds at The George Washington University Law School

  • Saturday, November 5, 2022

Semifinal and Final Rounds at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  • Sunday, November 6, 2022 

Veterans Day

  • Friday, November 11, 2022