Emory Law Moot Court Society

Emory Moot Court Society is a competitive, student-run organization that provides experiential opportunities to develop oral advocacy and brief-writing skills. Emory Law students organize and host the annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, held at Emory Law in the fall semester. This year's competition will be held on October 18-20, 2019.

Membership

Membership in Emory Moot Court Society is open to all full-time students, properly enrolled in Emory Law with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.35 and who satisfy the requirements of the membership listed below. Students enrolled in any joint JD degree program may be eligible for membership, provided that all other eligibility requirements are met. First-year students participate in the Stange 1L Competition each spring for the opportunity to gain membership in the society.

Moot Court Society is comprised of 2L, 3L, and AJD members. All members must successfully compete in one intraschool competition and one interschool competition. On the basis of their brief-writing and oral advocacy scores in an intraschool competition, competitors will be placed on one of our competition teams, which travel to and compete in various interschool moot court competitions around the country.

Faculty policy states other students and student organizations may not use the Emory name in connection with a publication or interschool competition team without the consent of the Dean's office. Emory Law maintains an active interest in any function held on or off campus in which the name of Emory University School of Law is used. 

12th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

October 19-21, 2018
Emory University School of Law

Results

Best Team:

First Place: Belmont University School of Law
Second Place:  University of Georgia School of Law 

Best Oralist:

Joseph North, Belmont University College of Law

Best Brief:

St. Mary's University School of Law

Competing Schools:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law
  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Belmont University College of Law
  • Drexel University Kline School of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Georgia State University School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • The School of Law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Notre Dame School of Law
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Vermont Law School

11th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

October 20-22, 2017
Emory University School of Law

Results

Best Team:

First Place: Stetson University College of Law (Team G)
Second Place:  University of Georgia School of Law (Team B)

Best Oralist:

Kevin Miller, Baylor Law School (Team C)

Best Brief:

Belmont University School of Law (Team NN)

Competing Schools:

1. South Texas College of Law (2)
2. University of Georgia School of Law (2)
3. Baylor Law School (2)
4. Faulkner Law (2)
5. Vermont Law School (2)
6. Belmont School of Law (2)
7. Stetson University College of Law (2)
8. St. Mary's School of Law (2)
9. University of San Diego School of Law (2)
10. Florida Coastal School of Law (2)
11. University of North Carolina School of Law (2)
12. Michigan State University College of Law
13. Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
14. University of Florida, Levin College of Law
15. University of Miami School of Law
16. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
17. William & Mary Law School
18. St. John's University School of Law
19. Georgia State University College of Law

10th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

October 14-16, 2016
Emory University School of Law

Results

Best Team:

First Place: St. John’s University School of Law (Team X)
Second Place: Houston College of Law (Team JJ)

Best Oralist:

Lauren Stockunas, University of San Diego School of Law (Team HH)

Best Brief:

Houston College of Law (Team JJ)

Competing Schools:

1. Baylor University Law School (2)
2. Belmont University College of Law (2)
3. Cardozo Law School
4. Charlotte School of Law
5. Florida Coastal School of Law (2)
6. Florida State University College of Law
7. Houston College of Law (2)
8. Michigan State University College of Law
9. Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
10. Southern Illinois University School of Law
11. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
12. Southern University Law Center
14. St. John’s University School of Law
15. St. Mary’s School of Law (2)
16. Stetson University College of Law
17. University of Florida Levin College of Law
18. University of Georgia School of Law (2)
19. University of Miami School of Law
20. University of North Carolina School of Law
21. University of San Diego School of Law (2)
22. University of South Dakota School of Law
23. Vermont Law School (2)

9th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

October 9-11, 2015
Emory University School of Law

Results

Best Team:

First Place: University of Miami (Team P14) 
Second Place: University of Texas (Team P7) 

Best Oralist:

First Place: Michal Carter, University of Georgia (Team P2)
Second Place: Hannah Robyler, University of Texas (Team P7)

Best Brief:

First Place: Florida Coastal School of Law (Team R15)
Second Place: St. Mary's School of Law (Team R3)
Third Place: Stetson University (Team R12) 

Competing Schools:

1. University of San Diego (2)
2. University of Georgia (2)
3. St. Mary's School of Law (2)
4. South Texas College of Law (2)
5. Vermont Law School (2)
6. Baylor University (2)
7. University of Texas (2)
8. University of South Dakota
9. College of William & Mary
10. Florida State
11. Faulkner University
12. Stetson University
13. Georgia State
14. University of North Carolina
15. Florida Coastal School of Law (2)
16. New York Law School
17. University of Florida
18. Drexel University
19. Ohio State
20. Charlotte School of Law
21. North Carolina Central University
22. University of Miami

8th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

October 10-12, 2014
Emory University School of Law

Results

Overall Team

  1. University of San Diego (Team F)
  2. Florida Coastal School of Law (Team W)
  3. Faulkner University (Team U)

Best Oralists

  1. Jessica Schwartz (Team T, Baylor University)
  2. Claire Burns (Team U, Faulkner University)
  3. Corrigan Clovston (Team B, Southern Illinois University)

Best Briefs

  1. South Texas School of Law (Team O)
  2. Ohio State University (Team G)
  3. St. John's University (Team Q)

7th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

Emory University School of Law

Participating Schools

  • Baylor University
  • Faulkner University
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Michigan State University
  • New York Law School
  • North Carolina Central University
  • St. John's University
  • St. Mary's University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of San Diego
  • Vermont Law School

Results

  • 2013 CRAL Best Team: Faith Johnson and Kelsey Warren, Baylor University (Team Q)
  • 2013 CRAL Runner-Up Best Team: Andrew Lee and David Hommel, St. John's University (Team AA)
  • 2013 CRAL Best Brief: Allison Hill and Antoinette Newberry, University of Georgia (Team J)
  • 2013 CRAL Top 5 Briefs:
  • Allison Hill and Antoinette Newberry, University of Georgia (Team J)
  • Kelli Rockandel and Zachary Chen, Vermont Law School (Team U)
  • David Hommel and Andrew Lee, St. John's University (Team AA)
  • NaKeisha Baptiste and Charles Pearson, Florida Coastal School of Law (Team L)
  • Carrie Johnson and Alex Aronov, University of San Diego (Team V)
  • 2013 CRAL Best Oralist: Kelsey Warren, Baylor University
  • 2013 CRAL Top 5 Oralists:
  • Kelsey Warren, Baylor University
  • Kacie Smith, Michigan State University
  • David Hommel, St. John's University
  • Faith Johnson, Baylor University
  • Andrew Lee, St. John's University
   

2018-19 Executive Board of Directors

  • Meghan Aubry, Director-in-Chief
  • Annie Boring, Director of Standards
  • Ashlynn Waddill, Director of CRAL
  • Jess Wang, Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Abigail Holt, Director of Finances
  • Sam McLelland, Director of Special Teams
  • Sydney Kaplan, Director of Intra-School Competitions
  • Missy Torgerson, Director of Communications and Events
 

3L Members

2L Members

AJD Members

Adam Afshar
Meghan Aubry
Allison Berman
Thomas Blue IV
Anne Boring
Matthew Breen
Melissa Castro
Kim Dang
Tariq Farah
James Fielding
Shawn Gannon
Claire Gildard
David Sergio Glajar
Katie Harris
Caroline Herion
Abigail Holt
Sydney Kaplan
Glynn Coby King
Gregory Klein
Jessica Linse
Samuel McLelland
Jacqueline Monet
Constantin Nuernberger
Lorraine Ongwenyi
Julian Quattlebaum
Ian Quillen
Derek Quindry
Kara Roberts
Jeremy Rosner
Brandon Scheck
Bria Stephens
Missy Torgerson
Ashlynn Waddill
Linghan Jess Wang
Christopher Wartko
Mark Wolfe
Sharika Zutshi
Blaine Allen Jr. Sydney Batson
Fernanda Benavides
Mary Bryan
Patrick Calvo
Bethany Carroll
Emma Cramer
Kyle Cummings
Claire Fyvolent
Grace Goodheart
Sara Guercio
Haley Hancock
Nicklaus Tayler Houston
Jennifer Huber
Jacob Isenberg
Ayesha Jihad
Frederick Johnson
Sama Kahook
Justin Kanoff
Joseph Lenoff
Michael Londeck
Ashlie Major
Maria Malaver-Reyes
Troy Mattila
Jordan Nittinger
Michael Nozick
Zachary Panter
David Rutz
Krishna Shah
Adithya Sharma
Natalia Souza
Eliza Taylor
Evan Thomsen
Tiffany Trussell
Ronald Wang
Jacob Weiss
Alexis Nicole Gaviola
Andreja Komnenovic
Vivien Li
TreviAnn Thompson-Stewar

2018-2019 Competition Teams

New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition Team

  • Competitors: Katie Harris, Jacqueline Monet, Julian Quattlebaum
  • Coaches: Missy Torgerson, Linghan Jess Wang

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team

  • Competitors: Bethany Carroll, Frederick Johnson
  • Coaches: Claire Gildard, Gregory Klein 

Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Claire Fyvolent, Troy Mattila
  • Coaches: Sydney Kaplan, Missy Torgerson 

Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition Teams

  • Competitors: Justin Kanoff, Natalia Souza
  • Coaches: Thomas Blue IV, Melissa Castro 
  • Competitors: Maria Malaver-Reyes, Jordan Nittinger
  • Coaches: Kara Roberts, Christopher Wartko

Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Patrick Calvo, Ronald Wang
  • Coaches: David Sergio Glajar, Jeremy Rosner

Georgia Intrastate Competition Teams

  • Competitors: Mary Bryan, Michael Londeck
  • Coaches: Katie Harris, Sharika Zutshi
  • Competitors: Ashlie Major, Jacob Isenberg
  • Coaches: Lorraine Ongwenyi, Ian Quillen

International Criminal Court Competition Team

  • Competitors: Alexis Nicole Gaviola, Vivien Li, TreviAnn Thompson-Stewar
  • Coaches: Jacqueline Monet, Brandon Scheck

Jessup International Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Jennifer Huber, Krishna Shah, Tiffany Trussell, Jacob Weiss
  • Coaches: Adam Afshar, Shawn Gannon, Samuel McLelland, Jacqueline Monet
  • Researcher: Andreya Komnenovic

Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Kyle Cummings, Michael Nozick
  • Coaches: Allison Berman, Constantin Nuernberger

NYU Immigration Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Grace Goodheart, Sara Guercio
  • Coaches: Caroline Herion, Julian Quattlebaum 

Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition Teams

  • Competitors: Fernanda Benavides, Haley Hancock
  • Coaches: Kim Dang, Derek Quindry
  • Competitors: Sama Kahook, David Rutz
  • Coaches: Glynn Coby King, Bria Stephens

Tulane Sports Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Blaine Allen Jr., Adithya Sharma
  • Coaches: James Fielding, Jessica Linse

Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Competition Team

  • Competitors: Joseph Lenoff, Eliza Taylor
  • Coaches: Abigail Holt, Linghan Jess Wang

Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Competition Team

  • Competitors: Emma Cramer, Nicklaus Tayler Houston
  • Coaches: Matthew Breen, Ashlynn Waddill

Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Ayesha Jihad, Evan Thomsen
  • Coaches: Tariq Farah, Mark Wolfe

Williams Institute Competition Team

  • Competitors: Zachary Panter, Missy Torgerson
  • Coaches: Meghan Aubry, Anne Boring

 

Competition Teams

Emory Moot Court Society's Competition Teams have a long tradition of excellence in appellate advocacy, winning many moot court competitions around the country. Currently, our teams compete in the following competitions:

  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Competition in New York City
  • Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition in New York City
  • Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Georgia Intrastate Competition
  • International Criminal Court Competition in White Plains, New York
  • Jessup International Law Competition
  • Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition in New York City
  • NYU Immigration Law Competition in New York City
  • Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition
  • Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Competition in New York City
  • Tulane Sports Law Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Competition in Washington, D.C.
  • Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition in New York City
  • Williams Institute Competition in Los Angeles, California
In addition, Emory sends a team to compete in the National Moot Court Competition every year.

Stange Law Firm

Paola Arzu Stange 01C 05L and her husband Kirk C. Stange, founders of Stange Law Firmhave established the Stange Law Firm Scholarship to honor top participants in Emory Law’s moot court program. The scholarship is awarded to the overall moot court winner of the Emory moot court society 1L competition, based on the highest average score, written and oral scores weighing equally.

Paola was a member of the Moot Court Society during her time at Emory Law, and says that experience gave her confidence as a practicing lawyer in the courtroom. Kirk has served as a moot court judge, taught CLEs, and served as a speaker at various engagements.

The Stanges value proficiency in writing and orating, and their practice mirrors those values.