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Asylum & Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition

Fri., February 15 - Sat., February 16

King Hall
UC Davis School of Law to Host Sixth Annual Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition

On February 15th and 16th, 2013, the Moot Court Board at the University of California at Davis School of Law will host the Sixth Annual Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition at King Hall.  The competition is the only immigration law moot court competition on the West Coast, and the only moot court competition in the nation devoted exclusively to asylum and refugee law.  It will offer participants a chance to test their advocacy skills before the distinguished members of the judiciary, attorneys, and legal scholars who will be acting as judges. 

Schools from across the country-including NYU Law School, UC Hastings College of the Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and Pepperdine University School of Law-have registered for the competition.  All 18 teams will participate in the preliminary rounds, scheduled to take place from 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Friday the 15th.  Eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals round to be held on Saturday the 16th starting at 9:30 a.m.  The semifinal round will be held at approximately 1:00 p.m. and the winners of that round will square off in the final round, open to the public and scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom (Room 1001).

Rounds will be judged by local immigration and appellate law attorneys, as well as numerous professors from UC Davis School of Law. Following the final round, judges and competitors will gather in Room 1001 for an awards reception.  The competition organizers will recognize the winning teams and the top advocates from the preliminary rounds.

For more information, please contact Scott Alto at