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 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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Ames First Semifinal 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Ames First 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 25th @ 6:15 PM Pike v. United...

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Ames 2014: A Recap

This past Tuesday, November 18, one of Harvard Law School's greatest traditions held its biggest event of the year: The Ames Moot Court Competition Final Round.  The competition featured two strong teams and three esteemed judges--Justice Scalia, Judge Jordan of the...

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2014 Ames Moot Court Finals Live Blog

Welcome to the 2014 Ames Final, 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. Tonight's Judges: The Honorable Antonin Scalia...

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Ames Second Semifinal 2014

Welcome to CR-CL's live coverage of the second semifinal of the Ames Moot Court competition on April 1, 2014! Briefs and other information about the case can be found here.   Tonight's participating teams are: The Elliot L. Richardson Memorial Team, Petitioner Jay...

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Ames First Semifinal 2014

Welcome to CR-CL's coverage of the first Ames semifinal on Monday, March 31, 2014! You can check out the briefs and other related documents for tonight's arguments here. [liveblog]

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2013 Ames Final Round Liveblog

Hello, and welcome to CRCL's live coverage of the final round of the 2013 Ames Moot Court competition! Our judges for this evening are: the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; the Honorable Ilana Diamond Rovner, of the U.S. Court of...

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