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 39th Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition (September 2015)
A video of the Final Round is available here
Photos from the Final Round are available here
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.
Registration Deadline:July 8, 2015 (11:59pm)
Fact Pattern Release: July 12, 2015
Briefs Due Date: August 9, 2015 by 7:00pm or August 19, 2015*
Competition Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Final Round: September 20, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the auditorium
*The August 19, 2015 deadline is ONLY for students enrolled in the two-year honors accelerated program.
Competitor Slating/Room Assignments
Click here for the PRELIMINARY ROUND ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULE. Preliminary Rounds 1 and 2 took place Thursday, September 17, 2015 and Preliminary Round 3 took place on the morning of Friday, September 18, 2015.
For a list of the top 24 competitors advancing to the next round on Friday, September 18, 2015 in the afternoon click here.
For a list of the top 16 competitors advancing to the next round on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the morning click here.
For a list of the top 8 competitors advancing to the next round on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:00pm click here.
|Briefs for Petitioner||Briefs for Respondent|
|Team 6||Team 15|
|Team 29||Team 3|
|Team 32||Team 7|
|Team 9||Team 34|
|Team 20||Team 14|
|Team 26||Team 2|
|Team 19||Team 33|
|Team 35||Team 43|
|Team 11||Team 14|
|Team 38||Team 23|
Final Round Bench
Susan J. Abraham is a Professor of Law at New York Law School, where she teaches Evidence, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and Principles of Legal Analysis. Professor Abraham also serves as the New York Law School Moot Court Faculty Advisor. She has represented indigent criminal defendants in New York and New Jersey at both the trial and appellate level, and has also represented clients in disability discrimination, employment, criminal, pension, and other matters. Susan Abraham earned her B.A. in English from Oberlin College in 1977, her J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 1983, and received an M.F.A. in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in 1991.
The Honorable Joseph E. Irenas was appointed by former President George H.W. Bush as a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on November 14, 1991, and was confirmed by the Senate on April 8, 1992. Prior to serving as a federal judge, he began his career in private practice, working at McCarter & English from 1966 to 1992. Judge Irenas has also served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University since 1985. A native of Newark, New Jersey, Judge Irenas holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, from which he graduated cum laude. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2002.
THE HONORABLE JOEL H. SLOMSKY ’70
The Honorable Joel J. Slomsky is a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Judge Slomsky received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his J.D. from New York Law School. He began his career at the U.S. Department of Justice, working as a special attorney in the criminal division for the Philadelphia Strike Force. After leaving the Department of Justice, Judge Slomsky spent thirty-five years in private practice in Philadelphia. He was nominated to serve as a U.S. District Judge by President George W. Bush on July 24, 2008, confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 2008, and received his commission on October 6, 2008. Judge Slomsky was sworn in as a Federal Judge on October 8, 2008.
The Honorable Faviola Soto is an acting judge on the New York State Court of Claims, appointed by former New York State Governor George Pataki in 2006. Prior to serving on the Court of Claims, Judge Soto served two terms as a Civil Court Judge in the City of New York, from1994 to 2006, and as a New York County Supreme Court Justice, from 2002 to 2006. She was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at Bronx Legal Services and has the distinction of being the first judge of Dominican descent to sit on any court in the State of New York. Judge Soto earned her B.S. from City University of New York and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1978.
FAQs about Moot Camps
Moot Camp I: 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.
Moot Camp I Video Sunday, June 14, 2015, 11am-1pm (Room W120)
Moot Camp II: 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.
Moot Camp II Video Sunday, July 12, 12-2pm (Room W120)
38th Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition (September, 2014)
The 38th Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition was held during September 11-14, 2014. Click here to view the Information Session regarding the competition and the Moot Court Association.