The Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law
International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law
Established in 1981, the Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law has become one of the largest and most highly respected of all international moot courts. Students from law schools throughout the country and from outside the U.S. gather at John Marshall each year to brief and argue challenging and unresolved issues of technology law. Faculty and students participate in the development of each year's problem, and students from John Marshall's Moot Court Executive Board serve as bailiffs and assist with coordination of the competition.
The moot court competition is honored with the participation of prominent state supreme court justices, federal district and appellate judges, and distinguished law professors and practitioners, who score and critique each round of the competition. The winning briefs are published in The Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law.
The competition, hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, is funded by an endowment from the estate of Carl W. Carlson, a 1933 alumnus of The John Marshall Law School.