Eighty teams of undergraduate college students from across the country will converge at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, to compete in the American Moot Court Association National Tournament.
“The facilities and hospitality at LSU Law are top notch, and we are certain that it will provide us with the very best experience for our first in-person national tournament since 2020,” said AMCA President Mike Walsh, noting the annual event has been held virtually the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each of the 80 teams vying for the national championship consists of two students, and all have earned their invitation to the AMCA National Tournament by successfully advancing through regional competitions held throughout the U.S. that included more than 500 teams.
“We are extremely excited and honored to host the AMCA National Tournament, which is the largest intercollegiate moot court competition in the nation” said LSU Law Professor Jeff Brooks, who serves as moot court and trial advocacy program director. “Along with providing some of our students with the opportunity to serve as judges in the preliminary rounds of the tournament, it also gives us a great chance to introduce hundreds of the best undergraduate students in the country to LSU Law and the LSU campus with the hopes that they will bring their strong advocacy skills to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.”
LSU Law is currently seeking attorneys who are interested in volunteering to serve as judges in all rounds of the AMCA National Tournament, as well as third-year law students to judge in the preliminary rounds. Judges will observe the undergraduate students as they present oral arguments in a fictional U.S. Supreme Court case, and will ask questions and evaluate the students’ arguments. The tournament will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, and from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 15. Judges must commit to volunteering for at least three hours on either of the tournament days but are welcome to judge for as many hours as they are available throughout the weekend.
Get more details and register to be a judge at the 2023 AMCA National Tournament. If you have questions about the tournament, please contact LSU Law Professor Jeff Brooks at email@example.com.