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 2016 Tournament:

MENTOR Moot Court Form:

2016 MENTOR Moot Court Conflict Form

MENTOR Rules and Problem:

2016 Mentor Problem

Moot Court Clarification Memorandum – 9-28-16

Moot Court Clarification Memorandum – 10-13-16

Appendix Case Links: 

All Sources

Individual Links:

Riley v. California

Pierce v Underwood

United States v New York Telephone Co.


Warden Md. Penitentiary

United States v. Camou

In re Apple Inc

Opposition Brief for Apple


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