National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition

About the Competition

In the spring semester, Whittier Law School’s Center for Children’s Rights and Moot Court Honors Board co-host the only annual national moot court competition that exclusively focuses on juvenile law issues. The competition has addressed a wide range of issues that affect juveniles and attracts competitors from law schools across the nation.

Last year’s competition was a great success thanks to the wonderful work by students, faculty, and others who made it all possible. We were especially pleased to have so many teams from around the country participate.

The 19th Annual National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition will be held on February 7-8, 2014.

2014 Registration Information

Please register online here.

After registration, please pay here

Past Problems

2011 Problem
2012 Problem
2013 Problem

2014 Problem

The 2014 National Juvenile Law Competition problem concerns immigration enforcement issues in the context of child welfare proceedings.

Get the problem here

Competition Rules

2014 Revised National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition Rules

Important Dates

Early registration is encouraged as the number of teams will be limited to 24. Please note that only ABA Accredited Schools are eligible to compete.

  • Registration Opens: Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Deadline for Early Registration ($450 registration fee): Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Deadline for Registration ($500 registration fee): Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Problem Released: Friday, November 15, 2013
    Please note: Names of team members must be submitted in order to receive the problem.
  • Brief Due: Friday, January 3, 2014

Competition Awards

Academic Scholarships

Winning Team: $1000
Best Oral Advocate: $500
Best Brief: $500

Other Awards

Second Place Team
Second Place Brief
Second Place Oral Advocate
Distinguished Brief
Distinguished Oral Advocate

Additionally, the winning brief will be published in the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy.

Travel Accommodations

Information coming soon.

Awards Banquet

Informing coming soon.

Past Winning Briefs

  • 2013 Best Brief – Team 11, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Alan Dunklow & Peter Naugle
  • 2013 2nd Place Brief – Team 13, UC Hastings College of Law, Danielle Corkhill & Sara Huffman
  • 2013 Distinguished Brief – Team 23, Chapman University School of Law, Jaryn Saritzky & Katherine Currie-Diamond
  • 2012 Best Brief: Team 107, UC Hastings College of Law, Jacqueline Dailey & Jessica Winter
  • 2012 2nd Place Brief: Team 104, Chapman University School of Law, Kirk Bacon & Lauren Elsmri
  • 2012 Distinguished Brief: Team 102, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Katherine Garretto & Sarah Pixler