Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition 2013
The Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition is an invitational competition open to the top thirty-two Stone participants. Students work in teams of two and advance in the Competition by team, not by individual performance. After two preliminary rounds, teams advance to a quarterfinal elimination round where they argue before panels composed of BU Law professors. The top four teams then advance to the semifinal round, where they argue before panels composed of judges and professors. Semifinal arguments will take place on Tuesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Stone Courtroom.
The winning teams from the semifinal round advance to the final round, which will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Stone Courtroom. The final round argument is held before a panel consisting of three judges from the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Final arguments for the Albers Competition have been held before such respected jurists as Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia, Byron R. White, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter.
2012 - 2013 Directors: Paul Payer and Allison Somers
2013 Albers Problem
Competitors: Briefs are due on Friday, Feb. 15 by 2 p.m.
See the Rules for brief submission details.
Mandatory Brief Writing Workshop
Friday, January 25, 1 p.m., Room 520
Optional Research Training
Friday, February 1, 1 p.m., Room 334
Argument Schedules and Information
All arguments take place in the Stone Courtroom on the 6th Floor
unless otherwise noted
Preliminary Round Argument Schedule
On-Brief Arguments: February 25 - 28 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Off-Brief Arguments: March 4 - 7 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Link to Preliminary Rounds Schedule
Faculty Elimination Round
March 18 - 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Link to Faculty Round Schedule
Tuesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m.