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Eighteenth Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

The Emory Moot Court Society is excited to announce the Eighteenth Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Competition (CRAL) at Emory University School of Law. CRAL embodies our Society’s commitment to academic excellence and social justice. We hope this competition continues to inspire each participant to reflect upon the role civil rights and civil liberties serve in our society as well as how we can use our positions as advocates to further champion civil rights and liberties.

This year’s competition will be taking place on October 18-20, 2024. The competition will be in person.

The competition rulebook has now been released. Click here to view a copy of the rules.

All rulebook clarifications will be posted to this website. Click here to view a copy of clarifications to the rulebook.

This year, the competition will be limited to thirty-six (36) teams. Up to six (6) schools may register up to two (2) teams. To request two teams, schools may email on the date that registration opens - June 15, 2024 - beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST. The first six schools to make that request will be approved. All other schools' second teams will be added to the waitlist. Schools whose second teams are waitlisted will be notified of their status on August 13, 2024. 


June 15, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. EST - Registration Opens

August 13, 2024 - Waitlisted Competitors Notified of Status

August 16, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST - Registration Deadline

August 23, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. EST - Problem Drop

September 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST - Competitor Registration Form Due

September 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST - Problem and Rulebook Clarification Request Deadline

September 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EST - Brief Due

By September 27, 2024 - Briefs Published

October 11, 2024 - Preliminary Round Pairings Announced

October 18 - October 20, 2024 - Competition

Registration is now open. Please contact the CRAL team at to register or with any questions or concerns. 

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