The Catholic University of America

Sutherland Cup

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The annual Sutherland Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America, will be held March 21-22, 2014. The Sutherland Moot Court Competition gives students the opportunity to argue before private and government practitioners, active judges, and ABA regulators.
The Sutherland Moot Court Competition is the oldest, private moot competition in the country. Originally a competition between four law schools – Columbus School of Law, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, and Fordham Law School – the competition is designed to tackle active constitutional issues in the same manner as Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland had– precisely, vigorously, and zealously.
The registration deadline for the 2014 competition is December 23, 2013 at midnight, and each law school may enter one or two teams in the competition. Each team, including those from schools with more than one team, must work independently on its brief. After briefs have been submitted, teams from the same school may work together to prepare for oral arguments. Each team must be comprised of a minimum of two and maximum of three students. At least two students per team must argue in each round.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014 there will be an awards ceremony and reception immediately following the final round. The cost of lodging is the responsibility of the competitors; however, we provide suggestions for places to stay near the Law School.
For more information, please contact Melissa Adele Youssef, Sutherland Vice Chancellor, at We look forward in hearing from you!