Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition
Elon Law plans to host the 14th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition in person in Greensboro from October 19-21, 2023.
The Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition honors three former Chief Justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court and focuses on constitutional law issues.
Elon University School of Law hosted the first Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition in 2011, and every year since, between 30 and 50 teams from dozens of law schools have competed in our program.
Past final round judges for the BEF Competition have included Judges Albert Diaz and Allyson Duncan from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Judge Steven Colloton from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Judge Alan Norris from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Chief Justices Mark Martin and Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court, several associate justices from that Court, judges from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as well as Chief Justices Billings, Exum and Frye. Earlier round panels regularly consist of judges from the federal and state trial courts, as well as dozens of law professors and experienced attorneys.
Because the competition seeks to honor as many students as possible for their achievements in advocacy, numerous awards are presented for the best team performances (quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists), best briefs (best two petitioner and respondent briefs), and best oral advocates (top three in preliminary rounds and best in final round). The championship team’s name will be engraved on the Chief Justices’ Cup which is permanently displayed at Elon Law. The winning law school receives a replica of the Chief Justices’ Cup that it may keep and display at its own school. Each member of the championship team also receives a plaque commemorating the achievement.
For registration and competition information, please contact:
Alan D. Woodlief, Jr.
Director of the Moot Court Program
Elon University School of Law