Schedule

Oct. 1, 2016 Deadline for submission of Intent-to-Compete forms and payment of $500 entry fee. Also, (optional) statement of interest and competitors’ resumes.

NOTE: Payment information and application information are available on the competition web site. If you are sending a check issued by your university’s accounting department, please allow enough time for the check request to be processed through your system.

Nov. 15 Teams are notified regarding competition status. Distribution of Problem and Rules to all registered teams.

Reserving the right to distribute the following earlier, on November 15, 2016, the teams will be provided with the following via e-mail: (1) Problem and a copy of the competition rules; (2) a randomly selected team number; (3) the party that they will represent for the written brief. The side designations are randomly assigned and are not subject to alteration. The competition rules also are available online at the competition Web site.

Jan. 23, 2017 The Vice Chancellor of the Moot Court Board will accept written questions regarding the Problem or Competition Rules until January 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

[Logistical questions concerning the competition will be taken until March 10, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. EST.]

Jan. 31 Briefs due: One (1) PDF version of the brief must be emailed to sutherlandmootcourtcompetition@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. ET Jan. 31.

Two (2) paper copies of the briefs must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2017, and sent to:

Moot Court Board Chancellor Columbus School of Law
The Catholic University of America
3600 John McCormack Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Feb. 15 Competitors’ Briefs will be posted on the competition web site.
Feb. 21 Last day to receive the special rate at the Holiday Inn Washington – Capitol.
Hotel Accommodations are being held at the Holiday Inn Capitol (550 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20024) for the SSC Moot Court for check-in beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017, check-out Saturday, March 25, 2017. Rate is $199.00 per night. This rate does not include DC sales tax, currently 14.5%. You may begin booking reservations directly on line by clicking on the weblink below. You may also make reservations by calling 1 877-572-6951 and referencing booking code N8W. Credit card information is needed at time of reservation. Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night’s room plus tax cancellation charge on credit card provided. Please call 1-877-572-6951 and reference your confirmation number. Please obtain a cancellation number when cancelling a reservation. Deadline date to make reservation is Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Reservation requests received after the deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.
March 24-25 2017 Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition