Welcome to the CBA Moot Court Competition

For 40 years, the Moot Court Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association ("CBA") has hosted an Annual Moot Court Competition. 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.



Registration:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: CBA Moot Court Competition Group A Registration
 

ABA accredited law schools may register a first team using the above link as of June 27, 2022. Schools may register a second team starting July 11, 2022, and a new registration link will be provided. Registration will close on August 12, 2022. You must log in to register. To log in as a non-CBA member, use your existing non-member account or create a non-member account by clicking here

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

Competition Information:

This year we are proud to feature a unique problem exclusive to our Competition! The Competition will be held IN PERSON at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in downtown Chicago (219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604).
If necessary due to a public health emergency resurgence, the Competition will shift to a virtual format on the same dates. The CBA will keep all participants apprised of any changes regarding the Competition format.

All Competition participants, including team members, coaches, and spectators, are subject to the Courthouse's COVID-19 practices*, including
- providing the CBA with proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to the Competition (via a form which will be sent to all participants upon registering)
- wearing masks at all times except when actively arguing
- maintaining social distance
- refraining from eating in the building
*The Courthouse reserves the right to revise their COVID-19 practices and the CBA will keep all participants apprised of any changes. 

Important Dates:

Group A registration begins June 27, 2022
Group B registration begins July 11, 2022

In-Person Oral Arguments are scheduled to take place as follows (times subject to change, depending on the Court's availability):
November 17 - Preliminary Rounds 1 (5:30pm) and 2 (7:30pm)
November 18 - Preliminary Round 3 (5:30pm), announcement of advancing teams, Octo-Finals (7:30pm)
November 19 - Quarter-Finals (9:00am), Semi-Finals (10:30am), Final Round  (12pm)

 

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