Froessel Competition

42nd Annual Charles W. Froessel Competition–September 2018

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.

View the competition rules.

Download the Fact Pattern.

Key Dates

Briefs Due Dates:

  • August 11 by 5:00 p.m.
  • August 18 by 5:00 p.m. – for Two-Year Honor Students

Competition Dates: September 21–23

Final Round: Sunday, September, 23

Information About Moot Camps

Our information sessions provide insight on the Froessel Competition and how to do well. We urge all student participants to attend. For those who cannot attend, the sessions will be recorded.  

Moot Camp I: June 23 at 12:00 p.m. (Room W420)

Moot court competitions briefs are slightly different than what was taught in legal practice class. In addition to discussing brief writing techniques, Moot Court Association Members will discuss:

• What it’s like to be a competitor
• Time management
• How to prepare

Download the Moot Camp I presentation and watch the video.

Moot Camp II: July 15 at 12:00 p.m. (Room W520)

The Fact Pattern will be released at Moot Camp II and will be available online at 2:00 p.m.

Moot Court Association Members will:

• Provide tips on how to deliver a successful oral argument
• Demonstrate good and bad oral argument techniques
• Answer questions

Watch the 2017 Final Round Video.

In The News

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