Academic Programs

Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition 2015

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 7 and Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m.

The winning teams from the semifinal round advance to the final round, which will take place on Thursday, April 16 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.

2014 - 2015 Directors: Jacquelyn Rex and Rosa Sierra

Email: albersmc@bu.edu

Albers Problem

2015 Albers Problem
Competitors: Briefs are due on Friday, Feb. 20 by 2 p.m.
See the Rules for brief submission details.

Participants Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 1 p.m., Room TBA

Mandatory Brief Writing Workshop
Tentative: Friday, January 30, 1 p.m., Room TBA

Optional Research Training
TBA

Argument Schedules and Information

All arguments will be noted on the Preliminary Schedules. Note that Spring Break falls between the on-brief and off-brief argument weeks.

Preliminary Round Argument Schedule
On-Brief Arguments: March 2 - 5 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Off-Brief Arguments: March 16 - 19 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Link to Preliminary Rounds Schedule

Faculty Elimination Round
March 23 - 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Link to Faculty Round Schedule

Semifinal Round
Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m.

Final Round
Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Important Documents

Links will become active as materials are available.

Competition Rules - Albers - 2015

Competitors' Briefs (password protected)

Sample Best Brief 2011

Sample Best Brief 2012

Sample Best Brief 2013