Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition 2017

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Final Argument

Monday, January 30, 2017
3:30–5:00 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

Final results

  • Best Oral Argument: Jack Day for the Respondent
    Runner Up: Sarah Dawley for the Petitioner
  • Best Brief: Michael Hefty
    Runners-Up: Jacob Berezin and Jack Day

Judges

  • Hon. Andre Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • Hon. Beverly Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • Hon. Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Questions Presented

  1. Whether Petitioner’s federal habeas corpus claim is procedurally barred by either Section 2254(d)(1) of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) or Teague v. Lane’s anti-retroactivity doctrine.
  2. Whether California’s post-conviction review process for capital sentences violates the Eighth Amendment.

Competitors List

Full list of competitors here >

Dates and Deadlines

Mandatory First Preliminary Argument: Saturday, November 5 - Thursday, November 10 (except Tuesday, November 8th) Mandatory Second Preliminary Argument: Saturday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 16

Information Session: Monday, August 29

Sign-up/Commit Deadline: Tuesday, September 6

Prompt available: Wednesday, September 7

Brief-writing Training: Friday, September 9

Brief Due: Wednesday, October 26, 3:00 p.m.

Oral Argument Training: Thursday, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Practice Oral Arguments: Saturday, October 29–Sunday, October 30

Mandatory First Preliminary Argument: Saturday, November 5–Thursday, November 10 (except Tuesday, November 8)

Mandatory Second Preliminary Argument: Saturday, November 12–Thursday, November 16

2016-2017 Moot Court Board

The UC Irvine School of Law Moot Court Board is comprised of third-year students who successfully participated in Moot Court previously. This year’s Moot Court Board consists of the following members:

  • President: Jiaxiao Zhang
  • Vice President of Internal Competition: Shireen Ashtari
  • Internal Competition Committee: Jenaun Aboud, Andani Alcantara Diaz, Katherine Ells, Sam Hyams, Honieh Udenka
  • Vice President of Judicial Relations: Liz Hercules-Paez
  • Judicial Relations Committee: Crystal Caldera, Sabrina Cohn, and Terence Desouza
  • Vice Presidents of Bench Brief: Sara Banco and Remick Stahl

Mission Statement

The mission of the UC Irvine School of Law Moot Court Board is to promote the development and refinement of students’ legal research, writing and appellate oral advocacy skills by encouraging their participation in moot court competitions. Each year, the Board organizes an intramural moot court competition that asks students to address issues from real-life cases, with the ultimate goal of preparing them for their legal careers.