Wagner Competition

The Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition is the nation’s largest student-run moot court competition and the premier national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas 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 44th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Association invites you to the 44th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition. For over forty years, as many as fifty schools from across the country have annually competed in this prestigious event. As we continue with this great tradition, we are looking for ways to improve the rewarding experience for our competitors.

As such, we would like to announce two exciting new changes to our rules. On the first day of the competition, competitors will be scheduled for two preliminary rounds instead of the customary three. Also, competitors will receive a physical copy of their oral argument scoresheets after each round. We believe that these changes will not only improve the competitors’ experiences in the competition, but will also help competitors improve their performance in future rounds.

New York Law School’s Wagner Competition, honoring our distinguished alumnus, the late United States Senator, Robert F. Wagner, is the nation’s largest student-run moot court competition and the premier national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of labor and employment law.

This competition will be held Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2020. Registration opens at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Registration will close either at 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 6, 2019 or once we have reached a total of 40 teams. The non-refundable registration fee for this year’s competition is $640 per team. This fee includes entry into the competition and two tickets to the awards ceremony at the Wagner Banquet. Teams may purchase additional non-refundable tickets for the Banquet for $80 each. The deadline for receipt of all payments is Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Information about hotel accommodations will be made available closer to the registration date.

The fact pattern and rules will be released Friday, January 17, 2020, and competitors’ briefs will be due no later than Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity. It would be an honor to have your Law School compete in competition! Use this form to register your team.


New York Law School
Attn: Moot Court Association-Suzanne Tirado
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013