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Billings, Exum and Frye National Moot Court Competition - March 29-31

Thirty-four teams, representing 21 law schools, will participate in March 29 - 31 competition.

Due to strong interest, the Moot Court Board at Elon Law expanded the 2012 competition field from 24 to 34 teams, including:

Winners of Elon Law's 2011 moot court competition Bennett Lessmann and Joy Foglietta, center, of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, with the competition's 2011 final round judges, pictured from left: North Carolina Supreme Court justices Barbara Jackson, Paul M. Newby, Robert H. Edmunds, Jr., and Sarah Parker (Chief Justice), The Honorable Steven M. Colloton, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson, also a Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and Robert F. Orr, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, and retired Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court.
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Regent University School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Villanova Law School
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • William & Mary Law School


The Moot Court Board at the law school appreciates all distinguished lawyers and judges who consider serving as volunteer judges for the competition. Those able to serve are asked to register through the online Judge Volunteer Form linked here. More than 100 members of the legal community served as judges in the 2011 inaugural competition.


Each team will participate in three preliminary rounds of oral argument, after which the field will be narrowed for octofinal, quarterfinal, semifinal and championship rounds. Teams will also submit briefs in advance of the competition, representing either the Petitioner or the Respondent in a hypothetical case before the Supreme Court of the United States that focuses on a constitutional law issue currently under consideration by the Court and/or other federal and state courts.

Click here for the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition website, which includes reports about the 2011 competition, details regarding the 2012 competition, and information about Justices Rhoda Bryan Billings, James G. Exum, Jr., and Henry E. Frye, for whom the competition is named.


Philip Craft,
3/30/2012 9:17 AM