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Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition 2016

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, March 29 and Thursday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m.

The winning teams from the semifinal round advance to the final round, which will take place on Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. 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.

2015 - 2016 Directors: Amanda Hesse and Christina Lau

Email: albersmc@bu.edu

Albers Problem

2016 Albers Problem (to be posted)
Competitors: Briefs are due on Friday, Feb. 12 by 2 p.m.
See the Rules for brief submission details.

Participants Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 1-1:30 p.m., Room TBA

Mandatory Brief Writing Workshop
Thursday, January 21, 1-2 p.m., Room TBA

 

Argument Schedules and Information

Links will be added as information becomes available.

Preliminary Round Argument Schedule
On-Brief Arguments: February 22 - 25 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Off-Brief Arguments: February 29 - March 3 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Link to Preliminary Rounds Schedule

Faculty Elimination Round
March 14 - 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Link to Faculty Round Pairings and Schedule

Semifinal Round
Tuesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Final Round
Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony and Reception immediately follow

Important Documents

Links will become active as materials are available.

Competition Rules - Albers - 2016

Competitors' Briefs (password protected)

Sample Best Brief 2012

Sample Best Brief 2013

Sample Best Brief 2014