Moot Court Board News

ABA Negotiations Team

Congratulations to David Scott, Scott Powell, Elizabeth Powell, and Adam Fuller.  These four were selected to compete in the ABA Negotiations Competition.

Undergraduate Moot Court Volunteer Judges Needed

Attn: All Law Students

The undergraduate Moot Court team is in need of volunteers to judge practice Moot Court sessions at Ekstrom Library.  You would volunteer for one hour in October or the beginning of November - it is a limited time commitment.  Please contact Mary Hora at or 502-595-3436 if you are interested.  This would be a beneficial opportunity for any law student and a great resume booster.


See Mary's description of the hypothetical below:

There is a hypothetical case that the students are arguing which the judges should read over beforehand (should take about twenty minutes).  The case involves the Congressional gun free school zones act, and the two issues are 1)the scope of the 2d Amendment right to bear arms and 2)whether in passing the act Congress exceeded its powers under the Commerce Clause.  I would be happy to provide questions to judges who are not familiar enough with con law to formulate impromptu questions.  I also think that even law students who haven't done con law yet could come up with some really good questions on the spur of the moment, especially on the 2d Amendment question.

MCB: Facilitator Information


You have all been assigned to a team. Please check the MCB bulletin board or TWEN for your assignment. Then, regardless of when your team is scheduled to compete, do the following this week:

1. Contact the other facilitators on the team.
2. Contact the coach and find out when tryouts are, when the competition is, what we  need to do to register, where the competition is located.
3. Give this information to Rob DeWees by the end of the week.
4. If your team does not have  coach, contact Rob to see what needs to be done to get a coach.

Thanks, Rob

Moot Court NEGOTIATIONS TEAM Applications

Applications for the Negotiations team are now available.  Those interested in trying out are not required to submit a brief or have a partner.  The applications and sign-up sheet can be found on the door of the Moot Court Board office.  There will be a collection box placed outside the office to deposit completed applications.

The sign-up period will close at 5:00 p.m. on 9/4 and tryouts will take place  on 9/8.  

Pirtle-Washer Signups

Pirtle-Washer Signups

Pirtle-Washer is an annual oral advocacy competition exclusively for upper-level Brandeis students.  The top four places also receive prize money.  A signup sheet will be on the door of the Moot Court Board office from Monday, Sept. 3, until Friday, Sept. 7.  By signing up, you are simply declaring your interest in competing.  Once you sign up, a packet will be placed in your student mailbox and you will have a week to make a final decision as to whether you will compete.  The preliminary round will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, with the finals on Friday, Oct. 5.  If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Baker at