Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court 2017
Welcome to the 2017-18 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. We are very excited about this year's problem which touches on criminal law, constitutional law, statutory interpretation, civil rights, and a host of other legal issues through a timely and unique fact pattern.
Since 1925, the Stone Moot Court Competition has been Columbia Law’s highest test of appellate advocacy and attracts the School’s most talented budding advocates.This year's initial oral argument dates are November 14th--16th.
Please visit our student blog for more information and to view the record.
About the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition
The Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Moot Court Program
This is a three-round, elimination competition in appellate advocacy for second and third-year students. The first round occurs in the autumn term. In this round, each student briefs one issue of a two-issue case and argues both sides of that issue in two oral arguments before benches composed of lawyers and judges. Some number of competitors advance to the spring semifinal round on the basis of brief and oral scores received from the fall benches. The top-scoring four students from the spring semifinal round argue in the final round before a bench of distinguished judges and a large audience. No new brief is required. Finalists may be assigned to either side of either issue. A prize is awarded for the best oral argument in the final round, as determined by the judges.
This program is made possible by the generous support of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.