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