THE National Black Law Students Association
Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition Overview
The Regional competitions consist of a maximum of 18 teams made up of two advocates per team. Teams will write briefs arguing on behalf of the petitioner and respondent. Regional competitions will simulate an appellate oral argument proceeding.
For each round, oral arguments for each side will consist of no more than 30 minutes, including rebuttal. Competitors are evaluated on their overall ability as an appellate advocate. After each side articulates their argument, the judges score each competitor using the official TMMCC rubric. Overall, each round lasts no more than 1.5 hours from.
The top three placing teams from each of the six regional conventions will be invited to compete at the National Convention, March 3-8th, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are excited to announce that this year, Barbri will provide prizes to the top placing teams at the national competition!
In response to feedback that we received, new this year, the participants are able to pay the Competition Fee and Regional Convention Registration in one bundle payment.
Please select the appropriate region that corresponds with the location of your law school, as the Regional Registration fee will be different. The Regional Convention fee includes full registration for the team two (2) moot court competitors.
The mission of NBLSA is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
4005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016