2020 Corporate Counsel Conference & Moot Court Competition



The Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition brings together 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court  that will effectively challenge students and allow them the opportunity to argue and brief either position creatively and persuasively. This year, the competition will take place at the  Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ during the 2020 Corporate Counsel Conference.

The HNBA will be setting aside a block of rooms for students at a reduced rate. Please contact Carla Martin, HNBA Director of Programs, at cmartin@hnba.com with any questions.


2-STEP REGISTRATION OPENS: Monday, November 4, 2019

Step 1 Registration Form

NOTE: Step 2 of the Registration process will be sent shortly after receipt of Step 1. 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, January 6, 2020

All team members must be members of the HNBA and the HNBA Law Student Division in order to compete in the HNBA’s Moot Court Competition. If you are not a member, please click here to sign up.

The cost to participate in the Moot Court Competition is $650 for a team of up to four individuals (including a coach/advisor). The team registration includes access to the Moot Court Competition and Gala ONLY. Plenaries, receptions, and other evening activities are not included in the standard Moot Court Competition team registration. If individual team members wish to attend all other Conference-related events, each team member must purchase a Moot Court Team Plus Registration.

Upon submission and acceptance, your designated team contact will receive additional details. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Martin, HNBA Director of Programs, at cmartin@hnba.com.


Current Schedule as of 10/8/2019. This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 amMoot Court Orientation
10:00 am – 11:15 am1st Preliminary Round
11:35 am – 12:50 pm1st Preliminary Round
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm2nd Preliminary Round
3:35 pm – 4:50 pm2nd Preliminary Round

Friday, March 20, 2020

9:30 am – 10:45 amQuarter Final Round
11:15 am – 12:30 pmQuarter Final Round

Saturday, March 21, 2020

9:30 am – 10:45 amSemi Final Round
2:00 pm – 3:15 pmFinal Round



Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007



Deadline for Submission of Competitors’ Briefs:
Friday, February 7, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST


Question: Is any possibility to get an indication to the date that the 14th Circuit of Appeals decision was entered on and the date that the writ of certiorari was filed and granted on?
Answer: For the purpose of the competition the 14th Circuit Court of Appeals entered its decision on November 8, 2018, the writ of certiorari was filed on May 24, 2019, and was granted on June 28, 2019.

The 2020 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference is a joint enterprise
with the HNBA VIA Fund.