Emory Law Moot Court Society

The Moot Court Society is a competive, 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.

6th Annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

October 10-12, 2014
Emory University School of Law

The competition is limited to thirty (30) teams. All schools are limited to two (2) teams, each of which may be comprised of two (2) or three (3) students.

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Registration and Fees

  • Fees: Early bird rates are $500 for the first team and an additional $450 for the second. All fees must be postmarked by July 25 to receive the early bird rate. After July 25, the fees are $550 for the first team and $475 for the second. Registration fees must be postmarked by September 1 to confirm your program’s spot.
  • Team list: Schools do not need to provide the names of the competing students at the time of registration.
  • Registration closed September 1, 2014.

2014 CRAL Competition Rules 

2014 CRAL Problem

Brief Submissions

There will be three preliminary rounds before any elimination. Certificates will be given to the best briefs, best preliminary round oralists, and winning team.

We have set aside a limited number of hotel rooms at the Courtyard Marriott, Decatur » Teams receive a discounted double room rate of $124.00 per night if they reserve their rooms prior to Thursday, September 18, 2014. When you contact the hotel, let them know that you're with the Emory Law CRAL Competition.

  • Phone Number: 404.371.0204
  • Address: 130 Clairemont Avenue; Decatur, Georgia 30030 (2.2 miles from Emory Law)
  • Transportation: Emory Moot Court Society will provide vans to transport teams between the hotel and Emory 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


  • 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

2014-2015 Executive Board of Directors

  • Director in Chief: Darrel Ambrosini
  • Director of Standards: Aaron Esman
  • Director of CRAL: Miriam Gutman
  • Director of Alumni Engagement: Ariel Fenster
  • Director of Finance and Operations: Mike Merar
  • Director of Special Teams: Nick Anderson
  • Director of Intra-School Competitions: Ciera Logan
  • Director of Communications and Events: Kaeley Russo

3L Members

  • Elaina Al-Nimri
  • Darrel Ambrosini
  • Dave Anderson
  • Nick Anderson
  • Adwoa Asante
  • Aneliese Baugus
  • Ashley Baxter
  • Anna Beaton
  • Austin Bernstein
  • Phil Biegler
  • Will Carson
  • Vickie Chung
  • Katherine DeRosa
  • James Dolphin
  • Jordan Edwards
  • Aaron Esman
  • Ariel Fenster
  • Emily Fiscus
  • Hannah Goodwin
  • Miriam Gutman
  • Harrison Jones
  • Ciera Logan
  • Daphne McGee
  • Kedar Mehta
  • Mike Merar
  • Erin Prutow
  • Heather Purdy
  • Kaeley Russo
  • Brett Schlossberg
  • Dana Schulman
  • Kristian Smith
  • Kamber Stefany
  • David Stewart
  • Andrew Troianos
  • Campbell Williamson

2L Members

  • Miguel Aristizabal
  • Joseph Bearden
  • Gillian Blitzer
  • Graham Burkhalter
  • Amanda Buxton
  • Joshua Carmel
  • Ned Dutton
  • Mack Emerson
  • Elizabeth Foreman
  • Caroline Gieser
  • Jeffrey Higel
  • Laura Beth Jackson
  • Sarah Josey
  • Joshua Karr
  • Malika Kaushal
  • Andrew Kim
  • Raquel Leibovitch
  • Karolina Majewski
  • Daniel Marin-Finn
  • Michael Mauceri
  • Christen Morgan
  • Dewitt Perkins
  • Natalie Prince
  • Samantha Rayborn
  • Alaina Reukauf
  • Jennifer Rosenbaum
  • Christopher Roth
  • Patrick Seamens
  • Hana Shatila
  • Toby Tatum
  • Amelia Todd
  • Hannah Wahlen
  • Je'leah Wiggins
  • Melonie Wright
  • Keely Youngblood
  • Michael Zuckerman

2014-2015 National Teams

The Emory Moot Court Society welcomes the 2014-2015 National Teams
  • Team 1:  Elaina Al-Nimri, Kamber Stefany, and Kristian Smith (coached by Emily Fiscus)
  • Team 2:  Austin Bernstein, Ashley Baxter, and Hannah Goodwin (coached by Andrew Troianos)

For information about the teams, please contact Emily Fiscus (emily.r.fiscus@emory.edu) or Andrew Troianos (andrew.t.troianos@emory.edu)

The Emory Moot Court Society welcomes the 2014-2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship Team

  • Anna Beaton and Daphne McGee (coached by Ana Baugus)
  • For information about this team, please contact Ana Baugus (aneliese.m.baugus@emory.edu)

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team

  • Competitors: Toby Tatum, Elise Foreman
  • Coaches: Austin Bernstein, Aaron Esman

Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Michael Zuckerman, Mack Emerson
  • Coaches: Kedar Mehta, Brett Schlossberg

Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition Team

  • Competitors: Laura Beth Jackson, Caroline Gieser
  • Coaches: Michael Merar

Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition Team

  • Competitors: DeWitt Perkins, Gillian Blitzer
  • Coaches: Vickie Chung, James Dolphin
  • Competitors: Miguel Aristizabal, Patrick Seamens
  • Coaches: Elaina Al-Nimri, Ciera Logan

Evans Constitutional Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Hannah Wahlen, Raquel Leibovitch
  • Coaches: Emily Fiscus, Kaeley Russo

Georgia Intrastate Competition Team

  • Competitors: Christopher Roth, Je’Leah Wiggins
  • Coaches: Anna Beaton, Campbell Williamson
  • Competitors: Joseph Bearden, Jennifer Rosenbaum
  • Coaches: Daphne McGee, Kamber Stefany

Gibbons Criminal Procedure Competition Team

  • Competitors: Sarah Josey, Amelia Todd
  • Coaches: Darrel Ambrosini, Nick Anderson

Jessup International Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Mallika Kaushal, Christen Morgan, Josh Karr, Graham Burkhalter
  • Coaches: Will Carson, Harrison Jones, Miriam Gutman, Kristian Smith Kaufman

Securities Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Karolina Majewski, Josh Carmel
  • Coaches: Phil Biegler, Heather Purdy

NYU Immigration Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Hana Shatila, Daniel Marin-Finn
  • Coaches: Adwoa Asante, Ana Baugus

Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition Team

  • Competitors: Amanda Buxton, Alaina Reukauf
  • Coaches: Dana Schulman, David Stewart
  • Competitors: Samantha Rayborn, Natalie Prince
  • Coaches: Katherine DeRosa, Jordan Edwards

Tulane Sports Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Melonie Wright, Michael Mauceri
  • Coaches: Erin Prutow, Andrew Troianos

Vanderbilt First Amendment Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Jeffrey Higel, Keely Youngblood
  • Coaches: David Anderson, Ashley Baxter

Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition Team

  • Competitors: Ned Dutton, Andrew Kim
  • Coaches: Ariel Fenster, Hannah Goodwin


Membership in 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 are considered properly enrolled for the purpose of membership, provided that other eligibility requirements are met.

Moot Court Society is comprised of 70 members. To satisfy the requirements for membership, a candidate must successfully compete in one intra-school competition and one interschool competition. On the basis of their brief-writing and oral advocacy scores in an intra-school competition, competitors will be placed on one of our special teams, and have the opportunity to compete in various interschool competitions around the country. When candidacy requirements have been satisfactorily met, these 70 candidates become eligible for membership in Moot Court Society.

Special Teams

Moot Court Society's Special Teams have a long tradition of excellence in appellate advocacy, winning many moot court competitions around the country. 

  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Competition in New York City
  • Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Duberstein Bankruptcy Competition in New York City
  • Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Georgia Intra-State Competition in Georgia
  • Gibbons Criminal Procedure Competition in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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 in Washington, D.C.
  • Tulane Sports Law Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Vanderbilt First Amendment Competition in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition in New York City.

In addition, Emory sends a team to compete in the National Moot Court Competition every year.