First Year Competition

The George Mason University School of Law Moot Court Board is pleased to host:

THE 2014 FIRST YEAR COMPETITION (FYC)

WHAT: The First Year Moot Court Competition is an appellate level oral argument competition. Students will compete individually. The problem for the competition involves the issues presented in this semester’s LRWA II Trial Level Writing course. First year students enrolled in LRWA II are required to participate.

WHEN & WHERE: The preliminary rounds of the competition will take place at GMUSL on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The advancing rounds as well as the Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds will also take place at GMUSL, the following Saturday, April 5, 2014. The final round will take place at the Alexandria Courthouse.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: All first year George Mason law students are required to participate.

MORE INFORMATION: More information about the competition will be released through the LRWA II course. Any information sessions will be posted here.

2014 First Year Competition

Preliminary Rounds: March 29, 2014 at GMU Law School
7:45 AM- Breakfast begins
7:45-8:15 judges and competitors check in
8:15-8:30- judges meeting, bailiffs meeting, competitors sent to rooms
8:30-9:30 Round 1, 11 rooms (22 competitors)
9;30-10:30- Round 2, 11 rooms (22 competitors)
10:30-11:30- Round 3, 11 rooms (22 competitors)
11:30-12:30- Round 4, 11 rooms (22 competitors)
12:30-1:30- lunch
1:30- judges meeting, bailiffs meeting, competitors sent to rooms
1:45-2:45- Round 5, 11 rooms (22 competitors)
2:45-3:45- Round 6, 11 rooms (22 competitors)
3:45-4:45- Round 7, 11 rooms (22 competitors)

Advancing Rounds: April 5, 2014 at GMU Law School
8:00 AM- breakfast begins
8:15-8:45- competitors and judges check in
8:45- judges meeting
9:00- 10:00 AM: round 1, 8 rooms (16 competitors)
10:00-11:00 AM: round 2, 8 rooms (16 competitors
11:00 AM-noon: round 3, 8 rooms (16 competitors)
Noon-1:30- lunch (need time to tabulate scores to determine who advances to the afternoon)
1:30- announcement of 16 advancing competitors, judges meeting
1:45-2:45- Octo-finals (top 16 competitors, 8 rooms)
3:00- 4:00- Quarter finals (top 8 competitors, 4 rooms)
4:00- 5:15(ish): Semi finals

Final Rounds To be decided