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
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.
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
Tuesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony and Reception immediately follow
Links will become active as materials are available.
Competition Rules - Albers - 2016
Competitors' Briefs (password protected)