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Rules (updated September 23, 2016)

Letter of Financial Standing and Community Service Verification



About the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (“FDMCC”), which has been a vital part of NBLSA’s programming since 1975. Throughout the years, the FDMCC has provided hundreds of teams from across the nation with invaluable resources and opportunities to: (1) develop their appellate advocacy through oral arguments and brief writing; (2) network with attorneys who come from a range of practices; and (3) connect with like-minded law students from all different walks of life. Each team will compete within their region to gain access to the national competition that will be held in Houston, Texas this year. Just as it has always been in the past, the FDMCC competitors will argue novel and convoluted issues in the legal profession. NBLSA has always been dedicated to providing its members with the skills needed to excel. The FDMCC gives members the opportunity to hone those skills in a competitive and professional atmosphere.

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Regional Competition Information

For more information regarding the Regional Moot Court Competition, please contact your region’s Moot Court Director below:

WRBLSA Competition: January 4-8, 2017 (Seattle, WA)  |
NEBLSA Competition: January 25-29, 2017 (Boston, MA) |
MABLSA Competition:  February 15-19, 2017 (Pittsburgh, PA) |
SWBLSA Competition: January 11-15, 2017 (New Orleans, LA)  |
MWBLSA Competition: February 21-26, 2017 (Cleveland, OH) |
SRBLSA Competition:  February 1-5, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) |


Competition Information

For questions regarding the National Moot Court Competition, the problem, rules interpretation, etc., please email those directly to Victoria Salami, NBLSA’s National Moot Court Director, at