James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition

Please join us as Petitioner Joseph Pazzano faces off against Respondent Gregory Washington in the final round of the James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition.  Best Brief winners will also be announced.

For the final round, we are proud to welcome a distinguished panel of judges: Judge Leslie J. Abrams, United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia; Justice Leondra R. Kruger, California Supreme Court; and Judge J. Paul Oetken, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The case for the 2017 James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition is Bell v. Itawamba County School Board, a First Amendment challenge to a school disciplinary ruling involving the right to freedom of speech. The case concerns the restriction by school officials of a student’s off-campus speech, where that speech contained threatening, intimidating, and harassing statements against two teachers.

Doors to Booth open at 5:30pm and the round begins promptly at 6:00pm.

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