Welcome to the CBA Moot Court Competition

For 39 years, the Moot Court Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association ("CBA") has hosted an Annual Moot Court Competition. The Competition takes place in November of each calendar year. Participants from ABA-accredited law schools from around the country have the opportunity to hone their research, writing, and oral advocacy skills along with approximately 30 other teams. CBA members serve as volunteer brief graders and oral argument judges to give participants a real taste of courtroom practice.

Important Dates to Note:
Registration for the 2021 Competition will open on June 21.

Written Briefs are due October 22, 2021

Oral Arguments will take place via Zoom video conferencing technology as follows:
November 18 - Preliminary Rounds 1, 2 and 3 (11:00am, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm)
November 19 - Octo-Finals Top 16 (11:00am), Quarter-Finals Top 8 (2:00pm) and Semi-Finals Top 4 (5:00pm)
November 20 - Final Round (11:00am) and Awards Ceremony (approx. 1:00pm)

Team Documents:

Please check back soon for the 2021 Moot Court Competition Rules for a full list of dates and relevant information.

If you are faculty member or law student from ABA-accredited law school that is interested in being added to our mailing list for the Competition, please contact mootcourt@chicagobar.org