Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
About the Competition
The Moot Court Association Board of the Columbus School of Law cordially invites law schools from across the country to apply to compete in the 2023 Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, 2023.
Beginning in 1949, the SSC is the oldest national moot court competition in the United States of its kind and welcomes competitors from across the country. The competition presents hypothetical appellate cases based on a variety of contemporary constitutional issues related to the First Amendment. In the past, the competition has contemplated situations such as political activity on social media, free speech on college campuses, high school dress codes, and national vaccine mandates.
The competition is hosted by Catholic Law’s Moot Court Board and co-sponsored by The Catholic University of America’s Center for Religious Liberty.
Registration opens at 12:00 PM EST on Monday, September 19, 2022. Registration will close at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
The Intent-to-compete (registration) form can be found here: https://forms.gle/1Rfr8oY7LeMy2Ccj7.
Date: March 17-18, 2023
Past Competitions have been Judged by Supreme Court Justices Including:
Justice Harold Burton
Justice Hugo L. Black
Justice Tom C. Clark
Justice Potter Stewart
Justice Thurgood Marshall,
Justice Byron R. White