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Duberstein Moot Court Competition

25th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition

St. John's School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute are pleased to sponsor the 25th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.  The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition is widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions. The competition promotes and recognizes the finest oral and written advocacy on significant issues in bankruptcy practice. Approximately 60 law school teams participate, making this the largest single site appellate moot court competition. The competition culminates in a gala awards dinner at the banquet at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in Manhattan. The dinner draws close to 1,000 attendees, including many leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners.

Dates

Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6, 2017

Winners

First Place

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law - Team 1 (10)

Second Place

  • University of Miami School of Law - Team 1 (2)

Third Place Winners

  • Baylor Law School - Team 2 (38)
  • SMU Dedman School of Law - Team 2 (6)

Finalists

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law - Team 1 (10)
  • University of Miami School of Law - Team 1 (2)

Semi-Finalists

  •          Baylor Law School - Team 2 (38) 
  •          Georgia State University College of Law (1) 
  •          Mississippi College School of Law - Team 1 (15)
  •          Mississippi College School of Law - Team 2 (16)
  •          Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law - Team 1 (5)
  •          Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law - Team 2 (6)
  •          Suffolk University Law School (17) 
  •          Texas Tech University School of Law (45)
  •          The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys
                 School of Law - Team 1 (25)
  •          University of Florida Levin College of Law - Team 1 (10)
  •          University of Kentucky College of Law (44) 
  •          University of Miami School of Law - Team 1 (2) 
  •          University of Miami School of Law - Team 2 (3)
  •          University of Texas at Austin School of Law - Team 1 (8) 
  •          University of Texas at Austin School of Law - Team 2 (9) 
  •          William and Mary Law School (36)

Best Brief

  • Baylor Law School - Team 2 (38)

Outstanding Briefs

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law - Team 1 (10)
  • University of Miami School of Law - Team 1 (2)
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law - Team 2 (9)
  • Wayne State University School of Law (27)

Best Advocate

  • Alexander P. Cohen – SMU Dedman School of Law - Team 1 (5)

Outstanding Advocacy

  • Nekketta Archie – Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall
      School of Law - Team 1 (7)
  • Barret Armbruster – SMU Dedman School of Law - Team 2 (6)
  • Morgan Keup – Mississippi College School of Law - Team 1 (15)
  • Aditya Patel – Emory University School of Law - Team 1 (12)

Competitors' Briefs

R1R27P2P24
R3R29P4P26
R5R31P6P28
R9R33P7P30
R11R35P8P32
R13R37P10P36
R15R39P12P38
R17R41P14P40
R19R43P16P42
R23R45P18P44
R25R47P20P46
  P22P48

Competitors' Information

Competitors' Agenda
Competitors' Certification
Competitors' Checklist 
Competitors' Rules
Competitors' Rules Clarifications
Fact Pattern 
Fact Pattern Clarifications
NYC Guide 

Preliminary Judges' Information

Preliminary Round Judges' Agenda 

Gala Awards Dinner

Monday, March 6, 2017
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 Seventh Avenue, NY, NY 10019

More Information

Competition: LLM@stjohns.edu
Gala Awards Dinner: duberstein@stjohns.edu