The Albany Law School Moot Court Board invites you to participate as a judge for its various competitions.
Those who volunteer their time are eligible for CLE credit, with CLE forms available to be filled out at each competition.
Students compete in the following competitions on a variety of subject matters.
Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition Open only to Albany Law School third-year students, this competition provides seniors with an outstanding opportunity to develop trial practice skills. The
fall semester problem is devoted to a civil issue, while the spring semester problem focuses on a criminal issue.
Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition This competition allows Albany Law School second- and third-year students to polish their client counseling skills, an integral part of law practice. Each round simulates a new client issue in a law office consultation setting, and the students must advise their clients to the best of their ability.
Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition This competition is open only to Albany Law second-year students allowing them to expand their appellate oral advocacy and legal writing skills.
Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition This competition is open to third-year students and provides seniors with an outstanding opportunity to develop trial practice skills. The spring semester highlights the elimination rounds of this competition which is devoted to a criminal case.
Donna Jo Morse Negotiations Competition The goal of this competition is to provide Albany Law School second- and third-year students with an educational opportunity to develop the fundamental negotiating skills necessary to practice law both competently and professionally.
Gabrielli National Family Law Competition This national competition is hosted by Albany Law School and open to the first 24 teams from around the country. The problem focuses on current issues in the field of family law which offers challenging oral arguments and competition. Albany Law School students do not compete in this competition. The competition is usually held the last week of February/first week of March.
If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please submit the forms below:
If you have a question, would like to be removed from the mailing list, or would like more information on any of the above competitions, please contact Theresa Colbert at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-472-5859.