Froessel Competition

Each fall, the New York Law School Moot Court Association administers the Charles W. Froessel Intramural Moot Court Competition. The Froessel Competition is a rigorous recruiting program used by the New York Law School Moot Court Association to select its members. In addition, the competition provides students with the opportunity to display their advocacy skills.

The competition is named in honor of NYLS alumnus Charles W. Froessel (Class of 1913), an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

The 40th Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition (September 2016)

The 40th Annual Charles W. Froessel Intramural Competition Rules

Froessel Competition In The News

On October 5, 2015, the New York Law Journal featured our Froessel competition in an article.  Click here for the article.

Key Dates

Information Sessions:

April 20, 2016 – View video here

April 21, 2016 – View video here

Registration Deadline:July 6, 2016 (11:59pm) – Registration is available here

Fact Pattern Release: July 10, 2016

Froessel 2016 Final Fact Pattern – click here

Briefs Due Date: August 9, 2016 by 7:00 p.m. or August 19, 2016*

Competition Dates: September 15-18, 2016

Final Round: September 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

*The August 19, 2016 deadline is ONLY for students enrolled in the two-year honors accelerated program.

FAQs about Moot Camps

Moot Camp I: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Room W300) Moot Court Association members explained what it is like to be a competitor in the Froessel Competition. Student editors discussed brief writing techniques. (Note: briefs for moot court competitions are in a slightly different format than what was taught in Legal Practice class. This was an opportunity to clarify any questions about writing the brief.) Members also discussed how much time to put into preparation for the competition. This helped members plan for summer accordingly. A video of Moot Camp I is available here.

Moot Camp II: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (Room W220) Moot Court Association members provided tips on how to deliver a successful oral argument. Members demonstrated both good and bad oral argument techniques. This was a great opportunity to ask questions and get a head start on the competition. A video of Moot Camp II is available here.

39th Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition (September, 2015)

The 39th Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition was held during September 16-20, 2015.

Click here to view a recording of the 2015 Final Round

Click here to view photos from the 2015 Final Round