29TH ANNUAL UVALDO HERRERA NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

March 20-22, 2024

Seattle, Washington

The National Moot Court Competition brings together up to 32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Students will be challenged to brief and argue their position creatively and persuasively. $60,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to the winning teams.
 

MOOT COURT MATERIALS

Thank you to the law firm of Seyfarth for formulating the problem for our student competitors.


IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Opens
Monday, November 13, 2023

Problem Release Date
Monday, December 4, 2023

Registration Closes
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Briefs Due
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET

Competition Dates (All times are in PST.)*
March 20 – 22, 2024 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
*Times below are subject to change. All changes will be updated on this webpage. 

Wednesday Competition Schedule Hosted by Amazon (2021 7th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121)
​Check-In: 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
Orientation: 8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
1st Preliminary: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. / 11:20 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
2nd Preliminary: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. / 3:05 – 4:20 p.m.
Advancement Ceremony: 5 p.m.

Thursday Competition Schedule Hosted by U.S. District Court in Seattle (700 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101)
Quarter Final: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. / 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Advancement Ceremony: 12:15 p.m.
Semi-Final: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Friday Competition Schedule Hosted by U.S. District Court in Seattle (700 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101)
Final: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

$60,000 in Scholarships for Winners Announced @CCC2024 Gala


CLARIFICATIONS

12th Circuit Opinion: February 24, 2023

Petition for Writ of Cert filed: March 31, 2023

Writ of Cert granted: June 30, 2023

Clarification of rule regarding Briefs: Any violation of rules stated in this section will result in a 2-point deduction per violation.


REGISTRATION

Registration Opens
Monday, November 13, 2023

Registration Fee
$850

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 2024 HNBA/VIA Virtual Moot Court Competition is $850 for a team of up to four individuals (including a coach/advisor). The team registration includes access to the Moot Court Competition and CCC2024 Gala ONLY. All other CCC2024 events require separate registration. Click here to learn more.

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.

We are at capacity and no longer accepting applications.