NNALSA Moot Court Competition

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22nd Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition

February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014

University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is pleased to host the 22nd Annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held on February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014 at the OU College of Law in Norman, OK.

Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, the OU College of Law provides an ideal environment for the Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. We are excited to bring the competition to Norman, OK and cannot wait for you to join us in February!

NNALSA Moot Court Competition Information

Welcome to the official website of the 22nd Annual NNALSA Moot Court Competition. On this page you will find links to relevant information as it becomes available.

Please contact the competition administrator with any questions.

Roy B. Brown, Competition Administrator
Email: Roy.brown@ou.edu
Phone: (402) 990-6558

NNALSA Moot Court Competition
300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019

Competition Rules
Please select here for the Official Rules of the Annual Moot Court Competition.

Competitor Eligibility
Pursuant to §4 of the Official Rules, all competitors must meet specific eligibility requirements. In part, competitors are required to:

  • Be pursing a law degree at an eligible institution;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student during the relevant academic year;
  • Be in good standing with National NALSA , their local NALSA chapter, and their law school.

Local NALSA Chapters are also required to be in good standing with National NALSA.
Competitors without a local NALSA Chapter may still compete pursuant to Rule 4.3.

For the Moot Court Problem, select here.

Substantive Inquiries
Submit substantive inquires to the Rules Committee by emailing the inquiry to nnalsa.vicepresident@gmail.com. Please put “Substantive Inquiry” in the subject line. Any inquiries and the official response to them will be posted here.

Team Registration
Registration will open on November 1, 2013 and will close at 11:59 CST on December 14, 2013. Please use the form here to register a team.

The registration fee for this year’s competition is $125 if paid on or before December 14, 2013 and $150 if paid after December 15, 2013. All registration fees must be paid by 11:59pm CST on January 13, 2014.

Supplemental registration information, e.g. letters attesting to local NALSA participation, are due by 11:59pm CST on January 13, 2014 and can either be emailed in pdf format to nnalsamootcourt@gmail.com or sent to OU Law’s physical address above.

Brief Submission
Briefs are due on Monday, January 13th, 2014 by 11:59pm CST. Please email briefs and certificate of service to: nnalsamootcourt@gmail.com. Please ensure that briefs are in PDF format, and conform to Official Rules 8.1-8.5 of the National NNALSA Annual Moot Court Competition.

Select here to view the tentative agenda for the competition.

Oral Argument Judging: If you are interested in judging oral argument rounds at the moot court competition, please email nnalsamootcourt@gmail.com to get an interest form.

Brief Judging: If you are interesting in judging the competitors brief submissions prior to the moot court competition, please email nnalsamootcourt@gmail.com to get an interest form.

Lodging and Accommodations
Information about the host hotel to the competition will be posted here once finalized.

Additional Events

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 OU Law’s American Indian Law Review and OU’s Native American Studies Department will be hosting their annual American Indian Symposium. This year’s speakers will explore the issue of International Indigenous Rights and will feature high-profile speakers from across the world. Free CLE Credit has generally been offered for this event. For more information please contact Caroline Lewis, Symposium Editor at caroline.j.lewis-1@ou.edu.

Beginning on Thursday, February 27, 2014, the OU College of Arts and Sciences will host a Native American themed film festival. Selected screenings will be held at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. This exciting event will showcase several short and full-length films introduced by their directors, along with roundtable discussions intended to inspire conversations among filmmakers, scholars, students, community and tribal organization representatives, writers, and performers. More information will be posted as it becomes available. The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is adjacent to the OU College of Law.