This year marks the 99th anniversary of the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court, founded at Columbia Law School in 1925 by the Story Inn, a chapter of the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi. The competition is named in honor of Harlan Fiske Stone 1898, who was a member of the Story Inn while a student at the Law School. Stone was named dean of Columbia Law School in 1910. He served in that capacity until 1924, when President Calvin Coolidge appointed him attorney general of the United States. He was named to the Supreme Court of the United States in the following year and was elevated to chief justice in 1941.
To enter the 2023-2024 competition, please visit the Student Directors' Blog using the button on the right or the link below. There you will find the moot court problem, the form to sign up, and the competition rules. The competition is open to all 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students at Columbia Law School.
- Deadline to sign up: Monday, October 9 at 11:59 pm
- Briefs due: Sunday, October 29 at 11:59 pm
- Qualifying Round oral arguments will be held from November 13-16, 2023, with time slots at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Every student who submits a brief will participate in the qualifying round oral arguments.
- Semi-Final Round: Sixteen competitors will advance from the qualifying round to the semi-finals, to be held in February 2024.
- Final Round: Four competitors will advance to the final round, to be held in late March 2024.
For more information about this year’s competition, please visit the Students Directors’ Blog.