Skills Competitions

The Brandeis School of Law has one of the most comprehensive moot court and professional skills competition programs in the country. Students have compiled a record of achievement that includes a total of fournational championships, with wins in 1999, 2000, 2008, and 2011.

National Competitions

On the national level, students may choose among various different national competitions. The student Moot Court and Professional Skills Competition Board conducts tryouts for each competition. Alumni members of the bench and bar as well as faculty coaches assist students in preparation for national competition.

ABA Client Counseling Competition

Financial support provided by Franklin & Hance
International Second Place – 1999
National Champions – 1999
Regional Champions – 1998 and 2001

Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition

Financial support provided by an anonymous donor
National Champions – 1999 and 2000

ABA Negotiation Competition

Financial support provided by Franklin & Hance
Regional Champions – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002
Regional Semifinalist – 2000
Regional Quarterfinalist – 1996

Irving Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition

National Best Brief Award – 1995
National Third Place -1995 and 2000

National Moot Court Competition

Financial support provided by Boehl Stopher & Graves
Regional Best Brief Award – 1997
Regional Semifinalist - 1998

National Robert L. Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Competition

Financial support provided by Smith & Smith Attorneys
Second Place – Best Brief Award - 2002

Saul Lefkowitz National Trademark Moot Court Competition

National Champions: 2011

Regional Champions: 2010 and 2011

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

National Third Place – 1994, 1995 and 1997

Florida Bar Association National Tax Moot Court Competition

Financial support provided by Kentucky Institute on Federal Taxation, Inc.
National Best Appellee Brief – 1996, 1997 and 2003
National Semifinalist - 1996

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

National Semifinalist – 1995
National Quarterfinalist – 1998 and 1999
Best Oralist Award - 2003

American Trial Lawyers Association Moot Trial Competition

Regional Semifinalist – 1999

Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Competition

All students participate in a moot court argument during the second semester of their first year. During the second year students may compete for financial awards in the Henry Pirtle and Benjamin F. Washer Moot Court Competition. Pirtle was the first dean of the law school from 1846 to 1873: Washer was dean of the Jefferson School of Law for 20 years prior to its merger with the university. Participation in the Pirtle-Washer competition provides a foundation for representing the Brandeis School of Law in national competitions.