National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law

 
Team 11: Florida Coastal School of Law

2018 Champions: Team 11: Florida Coastal School of Law, Vivian Gonzalez and Daniela Carcamo

Save the Date: March 8 & 9, 2019
Columbus, Ohio

2019 Topic: "Medical Marijuana and Child Welfare"

 

REGISTER  |  Rules

All 26 spots are filled, BUT you can register to be put on the wait list.
Last year we did have a team from our wait list join the competition.

 

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The Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School, proudly hosts the annual National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law.  The competition attracts teams from law schools across the country and engages numerous attorneys, judges, and magistrates to serve as volunteer judges for briefs and oral arguments.  Law students experience an one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop and refine their advocacy skills through briefing and presenting oral arguments related to arguing case scenarios involving timely, complex, and challenging issues in family law.  Legal professionals gain an opportunity to provide mentorship and encouragement to the students, while also furthering their own substantive knowledge of the legal issues involved in the case.    

Teams demonstrate their advocacy skills as they present legal arguments Friday at the Ohio Statehouse and Saturday, at the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial Center.

IMPORTANT DATES (Tentative)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018: Problem Release Date

Friday, January 25, 2019: Brief Due to FYLaw (PDF file electronically submitted to FYLaw & 1 hard copy postmarked by)

Monday, January 28, 2019: Briefs sent to Judges

Monday, February 11, 2019: Briefs back from Judges

COMPETITION SCHEDULE (Tentative):

Friday March 8th  

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Bye Round (if needed)
9:00 am - 10:00 am 
Team Check-In   
10:00 am   Team Meeting      
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Round 1     
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Round 2
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Round 3
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception and Awards          

Saturday March 9th 16 teams advance                                                 

9:00 am - 10:30 am
 Round 4
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Quarterfinals            
   Lunch  
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Semifinals
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Finals                                
 

HOTEL INFORMATION 

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center. The group rate is $115/night for a non-smoking room with two queen beds. The Drury is located approximately one mile north of the competition locations, and includes breakfast and evening snacks/beverages. Please make your reservations by February 7, 2019 to receive the group rate. Reservations can be made online at www.druryhotels.com or by calling 1-800-325-0720 - group number 2337831.

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
88 East Nationwide
(614) 221-7008

Although we do not have a discounted rate at the following hotels, they are located within walking distance to Ohio Statehouse and Supreme Court:

DoubleTree Guest Suites-Columbus
50 S. Front St.
614-228-4600 ext. 195

 Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown
36 E. Gay St.
614-222-2610

 Hyatt Capitol Square
75 E. State St.
614-228-1234

 The Columbus, A Renaissance Hotel
50 N. Third St.
614-228-5050

 Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square
175 E. Town St.
614-221-3281

 Courtyard by Marriott Columbus-Downtown
35 W. Spring St.
614-228-3200

 Complete list of 2018 results and participating teams 

2018 FINAL ROUND JUDGES

2018 Final Round Judges were representatives from the following partners:  

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