The New York Law School Moot Court Association thanks NYLS Alumnus Brian Schrader ’98 and BIA for their generous support of the 2014-2015 competition season.

Wagner Competition

The 39th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition

Each Spring, the New York Law School Moot Court Association hosts the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition. For over thirty years, as many as fifty schools from across the country have competed in this prestigious event.

The Wagner Competition is the nation’s largest student-run moot court competition and the premier national competition dedicated exclusively to the area of labor and employment law. The Moot Court Association sponsors this competition in honor of the late United States Senator, Robert F. Wagner, our distinguished alumnus.

The 39th Annual Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition will be held at New York Law School, in New York City, from March 18-22, 2015.  Check-in begins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, and a Welcome Reception, beginning at 6:00 p.m., will follow. The competition will take place Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21, and the Final Round will take place on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.  The Wagner Ball will take place on Saturday, March 21 in the evening.


Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. EST on October 1, 2014. Schools may register up to two (2) teams. Each team must have at least two (2), but no more than three (3) competitors, and each team may not have more than two (2) coaches or advisors.

Registration will close on either December 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. EST or when a total of 46 team have registered to compete.

The non-refundable registration fee for this year’s competition is $640 per team. This fee includes the competition entry fee, tickets for all team members to attend the Welcome Reception, and two tickets to Wagner Ball. Teams may purchase additional, non-refundable tickets to Wagner Ball for $80 each. The deadline for all payments is December 8, 2014.

The Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This year’s Wagner Ball will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 (at time and location TBD), and the final round will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the New York Law School Auditorium.

Information about hotel accommodations will be available shortly. Please continue to check this website for updates, or contact one or both of the Wagner Competition Co-Chairs at

The fact pattern and competition rules will be released January 11, 2015 (time TBD) and competitors’ briefs will be due no later than February 15, 2015, at 11:59 p.m EST.