Moot Court Honors Program

Robert F. Wagner, Sr. Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition Teams

The Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition is one of the most distinguished competitions in the nation with approximately 46 teams competing. In recent years, sitting United States Justices have been among the final round jurists.

Recent topics include the following: (1) whether an individual is a Supervisor under the National Labor Relations Act; and (2) whether an employer has violated the American's with Disabilities Act by denying a disabled employee automatic reassignment to a vacant position; (3) whether a company can prevent a labor union from distributing information to non-unionized company employees, using a lawfully obtained list of company email addresses; and (4) whether a transexual employee is coverd under Title VII.

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In 2009, Whitney Hutchinson, Jeremy Macklin, and Jeffrey Krol advanced to the Semifinals and won Best Petitioner's Brief. In 2008, Adele Nicholas, David Rainey, and Gregory Royal advanced to Octofinals and won Third Best Petitioner's Brief. In 2007, Adele Nicholas and Jennifer Schroeder advanced to Octofinals and won Third Best Petitioner's Brief. In 2005 Anthony Sciara and Chris Kahler advanced to Quarterfials and won Third Best Respondent's Brief.

2013-2014 Labor & Employment Law Teams

Team: David C. Courtright, Sarah Hess, & Brian M. Martinez
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge
Award: Octofinalists

2012-2013 Labor & Employment Law Team

Team: Teodora Candea & Meghan VanLeuwen
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge

2011-2012 Labor & Employment Law Team

Team: Joanna Long, Morgan Marcus, & Skyler Silvertrust
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge

2010-2011 Labor & Employment Law Team

Team: Elise Linden, Katrice Miller, & Chris Weck
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge