The Dean’s Cup Competition, sponsored by the Moot Court Board, is a senior-only appellate advocacy competition at the LSU Law Center in which graduating students will compete individually over the course of the spring semester for the right to claim the Dean’s Cup. The competition simulates oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in three currently-pending Supreme Court cases. Competitors will be provided the parties’ briefs, the decision of the court below, and other relevant documents, and will compete in oral arguments through a series of individual elimination brackets. Competitors are not required to submit written briefs.
2017 Dean’s Cup Competition
Competition Rules and Registration:
- Preliminary Round 1 (Case #1): January 30, 2017
- Preliminary Round 2 (Case #1): February 16, 2017
- Semifinal Round (Case #2): March 20, 2017
- Final Round (Case #3): April 3, 2017
Competition Case Materials:
- Case #1 (Preliminary Rounds): Lee v. Tam, No. 15-1293
- Questions Presented
- Decision Below (In re Tam, 808 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2015), as corrected (Feb. 11, 2016), cert. granted sub nom. Lee v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 30 (2016)).
- Brief on the Merits for Petitioner
- Brief on the Merits for Respondent
- Additional Case Documents (Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Amicus Briefs)
- Case #2 (Semifinal Round): Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, No. 15-827
- Case #3 (Final Round): Hernández v. Mesa, No. 15-118