Moot Court Competition 2016

finalists and judges Moot Court 2016

From left: Finalist Brett Long, winner of Best Oral Argument; Hon. Morgan Christen; Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod; Hon. Patricia Ann Millett; Finalist Jiaxiao Zhang, runner up, Best Oral Argument.
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Final Argument

Monday, February 1, 2016
3:30–5:00 p.m.
UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium


Final Results

  • Best Oral Argument: Brett Long for the Petitioner
    Runner Up: Jiaxiao Zhang for the Respondent
  • Best Brief: Sara Banco and Remick Stahl
    Runners-Up: Ariela Rutkin-Becker and Emile Ayoub


  • Hon. Morgan Christen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. Patricia Ann Millett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Questions Presented

  1. Is Wisconsin’s Act 23, which implements a photo ID requirement for voters, unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment?
  2. Does Wisconsin’s Act 23 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act?

Event Program (PDF)

Dates and Deadlines

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View the full list of the 2015-2016 competitors >

The 2015-2016 Moot Court Board

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: Ronald Park
      • Vice President of Administration: Yashina Burns
      • Vice President of Internal Competition: Leigh Dickey
        • Internal Competition Committee: Judy Chin, Samantha Rodriguez, Michael Olson
      • Vice President of Judicial Relations: Elizabeth Tissot
        • Judicial Relations Committee: Kellye Ng, Lawrence Liu
      • Vice President of Bench Brief: Aaron Benmark
        • Bench Brief Committee: David Rutan, Jacqueline Shepherd

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.

Scenes from Moot Court Spring 2016