Moot Court Competition
Dear Moot Court Society:
On behalf of the Moot Court Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of
The Chicago Bar Association ("CBA"), it is our pleasure to invite your
school to take part in the Thirtieth Annual CBA Moot Court
Competition to be held November 15, 16, and 17, 2012.
As always, members of the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar
Association create the problem and organize the competition. The
Committee is already developing topics for this year's problem and
making preliminary arrangements to ensure that this competition is an
interesting and challenging experience for the participants.
Participants will have the opportunity to hone their research, writing,
and oral advocacy skills along with approximately 30 other teams. A
special effort is made to recruit sitting judges from the Chicago area
to give contestants a real taste of courtroom practice. The following
encompasses some important details of the Competition, which may assist
you in your decision to participate:
1. Fee: There is no fee for participating in the
2. Participants: Each team may consist of two or three
law students. A school may enter up to two teams in the Competition. The
problem will be written so that it can be divided into two main
3. Problem: Each school's faculty representative will
receive a copy of the problem and the rules of the Competition no later
than August 30, 2012 in order to give each team ample time to
research and prepare for the Competition.
4. Briefs: Participants will prepare written briefs,
which must be postmarked using a traceable means by October 12,
5. Oral Arguments: Participants will argue in two
preliminary rounds (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) of oral argument on
the evening of November 15, 2012. A third preliminary round will take
place with 16 teams advancing to the Octo-Final round on November 16,
2012. Eight teams will advance to the Quarter Final round at 9:00 a.m.
and four teams will advance to the Semi-Final round at 10:45 a.m. on
November 17, 2012. The top two teams will then advance to the Final
round at 12:00 p.m. on November 17, 2012.
Jonathan Amarilio (312)
836-4042, Claudia Castro (312)
325-9704, and Alexander
Memmen (312) 878-2357, will serve as the Co-Chairs of the Moot
Court Competition Committee. Please feel free to them if you have any
questions regarding the Competition. We ask that you try to direct all
questions regarding registration, the listserv, and hotel accommodations
Bertolino of the YLS, at (312) 554-2031.
We hope you will include the CBA Moot Court Competition in your
fall schedule. Please complete and submit the the registration
form online. All entries must be received on or before
August 29, 2012.
We look forward to your participation!