CLS Hosts Inaugural Constance Baker Motley Moot Court

NEW YORK, NY (February 27, 2006) -- The Columbia Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society proudly announces the debut of the Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law to be hosted at Columbia's Jerome L. Greene Hall on March 4th and 5th.

Teams from 17 schools and 16 states will compete in oral arguments on the topic of felon disfranchisement. Each team of two will argue three times on Saturday, March 4. Quarterfinal and semifinal elimination rounds will be held on Sunday.

The two finalist teams will travel to the ACS National Convention in Washington, D.C. to compete for the national championship on Thursday, June 15, 2006. The winning team will receive a $3,000 prize, and the runner-up team will receive $1,000. Non-monetary awards will include best brief (petitioner and respondent) and best oral advocate. More information about the national competition is available on the web at or by contacting Mary Kelly Persyn '07, Columbia ACS president, at [email protected].