Ames Moot Court Competition

The Ames Competition is one of the country’s most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and advocacy. The annual competition takes place in three rounds, beginning with the qualifying round in the fall, followed by the semi-final round in the spring, and culminating in the final round the following fall.

Ames Semi-Final Round – March 12

Welcome to CR-CL’s Live Blog of the Ames Moot Court Semi-Finals! Please scroll down for the live blog. We’ll start blogging shortly before 6:15 PM on March 12, 2019. The Ames Competition is a long-standing tradition at Harvard Law School. The students have gone...

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Ames Moot Court Final Round – November 13, 2018

Welcome to CR-CL’s Live Blog of the Ames Moot Court Finals! Please scroll down for the live blog. We’ll start blogging shortly before 7:30 pm on November 13, 2018. The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and...

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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 20, 2018

Welcome to CR-CL's Ames Live Blog! "The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and advocacy in the country. The students participating in the Semi-Final Round started the competition in fall of this year, and rose to...

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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 19, 2018

Welcome to CR-CL's Ames Live Blog! "The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and advocacy in the country. The students participating in the Semi-Final Round started the competition in fall of this year, and rose to...

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Ames Moot Court Final Round – November 14, 2017

Welcome to CR-CL's Live Blog of the Ames Moot Court Finals! Please scroll down for the live blog. We'll start blogging shortly before 7:30 pm on November 14, 2017. The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and...

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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 22, 2017

Welcome to CR-CL's Ames Live Blog! Tune in below starting tonight, March 22 at 6:15 PM EST. The case summary below is courtesy of the BSA. Teams' briefs and more information are available here. Case Summary: For many years, Ames Meat has marketed Meaties, a snack...

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Ames Semi-Final Round – March 21, 2017

Welcome to CR-CL's Ames Live Blog! "The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and advocacy in the country. The students participating in the Semi-Final Round started the competition in fall of this year, and rose to...

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Ames Final Round – November 2016

Ames Final Round Results: Best Brief: Daniel J. Meltzer Memorial Team Best Overall Team: Daniel J. Meltzer Memorial Team Best Oralist: Amanda Mundell The Teams: The David J. Meltzer Memorial Team (Petitioner): Connor Winn, Oralist Benjamin Burkett William Ferraro Luke...

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Ames Second Semi-Final 2016

Presiding Judges: The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The Honorable Margaret J. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court The Honorable Roy W. McLeese, District of Columbia Court of Appeals Participating Teams:...

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Ames First Semi-Final 2016

Ames First Semi-Final Round Results: Best Brief: The Honorable Justice Albert L. Sachs Team Best Overall Team: The Lucy Stone Memorial Team Best Oralist: Caroline Trusty from The Lucy Stone Memorial Team Presiding Judges: The Honorable David Barron, United States...

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2015 Ames Moot Court Finals Live Blog

Welcome to the 2015 Ames Final, live from Austin Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts! Live coverage begins at 7:30pm. The following information is courtesy of the HLS BSAs.  You can see all of tonight’s information, including copies of the briefs, here. Tonight's judges:...

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Ames Second Semifinal 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Ames Second Semifinal, live from Austin Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts! The following information is courtesy of the HLS BSAs. You can see all of tonight’s information, including copies of the briefs, here. March 26th @ 6:15 PM Pfefferman v. Chic...

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