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NAAC Judges


National Appellate Advocacy Judges Materials

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Thank you to the following ABA groups for helping to invite volunteer judges!
Section of Science and Technology Law
Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Business Law Section
Young Lawyers Division
Section of Labor and Employment Law
Division for Public Education
Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Brief Graders Information and Materials
Brief Graders Materials

Oral Argument Judging Materials
The competition problem and bench memo will be emailed to all confirmed judges.
Instructions for Judging
Judge Training Materials
Judge Ballot

CLE accreditation is being sought for this program on a limited basis. Specifically, the ABA will be seeking accreditation for this program in CA, IL, and NY only.  States sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs.  This transitional program is approved for experienced attorneys in NY.  Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit

Regional Information
Boston Regional
Brooklyn Regional
Las Vegas Regional
Philadelphia Regional
San Francisco Regional
Washington, DC Regional

This year’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition moot court problem requires students to analyze a timely criminal topic involving a police shooting of an African-American boy. The issues focus on whether a police officer has a reasonable expectation of privacy in a work locker, and whether a police officer’s actions, within the course of employment, can constitute a hate crime.

Competition Overview
The ABA invites you to judge the 2015-16 National Appellate Advocacy Competition. NAAC is one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the country. Competition judges will have the opportunity to interact with the finest advocates that the nation’s law schools have to offer.

Judge Assignments
All NAAC judges must be licensed attorneys in the US.

Within 10 business days after receipt of your form, we will send an email confirming your judging assignment. We will provide a detailed bench memorandum, the problem (record), and instructions on judging. Reviewing these materials is the only preparation required of the oral competition judges.

If you have signed up and do not receive these materials within 10 days, please email us at


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