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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.


Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6, 2017

Preliminary and Octo-final Rounds

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
St. John’s School of Law

Quarter, Semi and Final Rounds

Monday, March 6, 2017
The Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse
Brooklyn, New York

Competitor Information

Competitor registration is now open.  To register, please go to
Please provide the contact information for the official contact person for the team and the official school name when registering. This will be the address that all correspondence is sent to. Billing info will be entered separately if not the same. Maximum of 2 teams.

Fact Pattern Release Date:  Please be advised that we anticpate the release of the Fact Pattern to take place on or before Monday, December 12, 2016.  You will receive an email as soon as it is available. 
Competition Rules
Competitor Checklist 
Team Information FormPlease do not complete this form until you have received your registration confirmation email with team your number and brief assignment.  The confirmation email will go out by Wed, December 7, 2016

Gala Awards Dinner

To purchase a patron table or dinner ticket, please go to

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

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