Help judge Elon Law’s 2021 national moot court contest

October 7, 2021

Call for Judges

The 12th Billings, Exum & Frye
National Moot Court Competition

October 21-23, 2021

I write to invite you to judge oral arguments during Elon Law’s 12th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition set for October 21-23, 2021. To safeguard everyone’s health, this year’s oral arguments will be presented online through Zoom. We hope that the online format will make it even more convenient for you to participate. 

This is our largest national contest yet, with 51 teams representing 34 law schools from across the country registered to compete. The quality of our judges is a big part of our competition’s strong reputation and continued success. Your participation is crucial and our Moot Court Board and I appreciate your support. 

Please sign up at your earliest convenience (and no later than Wednesday, October 13) at this link.

Judges will be emailed a Zoom link to sign in for the oral arguments, instructions for virtual oral arguments, as well as a bench brief that consists of the moot court problem, cases and other authorities, and some sample questions.
Each oral argument round lasts approximately 60 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of feedback for the competitors. We ask that judges log in 15 minutes before the argument time.  
We would appreciate you judging two hour-long rounds, if possible.  If you can judge only one round, or if you could judge more than two, we would appreciate that as well.

We appreciate your support of the BEF Moot Court Competition and the Elon Law Moot Court Board. 

All the best,

Alan Woodlief
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions, Administration & Finance,
Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Moot Court Program