MENTOR: Moot Court

Members of the Bronx High School of Science Moot Court team, winners of the 2016 tournament

Since the 1980’s, the Justice Resource Center has partnered with Fordham Law School to offer the MENTOR Moot Court competition to NYC high schools.  Approximately 50 high school teams of eight students each compete in single-elimination rounds in November through December.  The MENTOR Moot Court competition is part of the MENTOR Law Program, a national program created by lawyers, which partners law firms with public high schools.  MENTOR attorneys and law teachers coach students in legal research and oral advocacy skills based on the published MENTOR Moot Court case materials. All original materials are written by the Fordham Law School Moot Court Board.

Information for the 2017 Tournament:

MENTOR Moot Court Form:

2017 Conflicts Form

MENTOR Rules and Problem:

Derek Judge versus Fordhamville High School

Individual Cases:

                                   Clarification Memo 2017

 Bell v. Itawamba (Redacted Version)

 Bell v. Itawamba (Original Version)

                   Bethel School District v. Fraser (Redacted)

                       Bethel School District v. Fraser (Original)

City of Ontario v. Quon (Redacted)

   City of Ontario v. Quon (Original)

Griffin v. Wisconsin (Redacted)

Griffin v. Wisconsin (Original)

Katz v. United States (Redacted)

Katz v. United States (Original)

Morse v. Frederick (Redacted) 

Morse v. Frederick (Original)

National Treasury Employees v. Von Raab (Redacted)

          National Treasury Employees v. Von Rabb (Original)

New Jersey v. TLO (Redacted)

New Jersey v. TLO (Original)

Payton v. New York (Redacted)

Payton v. New York (Original)

Pierce v. Underwood (Redacted)

Pierce v. Underwood (Original)

Skinner, Secretary of Transportation v. Railroad Labor Executives’ Association (Redacted)

Skinner, Secretary of Transportation v. Railroad Labor  Executives’ Association (Original)

Tinker v. Des Moines (Redacted)

Tinker v. Des Moines (Original)

Vernonia School District v. Acton (Redacted) 

Vernonia School District v. Acton (Original)

       Wynar v. Douglas County School District (Redacted)

         Wynar v. Douglas County School District (Original)

See a trailer for a documentary featuring our program:

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Debra Lesser:

dlesser@schools.nyc.gov