External Competitions

The George Washington University Law School hosts several interscholastic competitions that are open to all ABA-approved law schools. Learn more about these competitions below.


National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition
Fall Competition | Washington, D.C.

The National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition is the only veterans law competition in the United States. It is sponsored by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association, and the George Washington University Law School. Round are held at GW Law and the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

The National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition accepts up to two teams of two students from each ABA-approved law school that participates.

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Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition
Spring Competition | San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition is open to 14 law schools and is sponsored by the Law firm of Estrella, LLC and the George Washington University Law School. It is held annually in court houses of beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition accepts one team of four students from each ABA-approved law school that participates. 

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National Security Law Moot Court Competition
Spring Competition | Washington, D.C.

The National Security Law Moot Court Competition is hosted by the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Contestants argue cutting edge national security issues before a distinguished panel of recognized experts in the field. Judges on the final panel have included federal appeals court and district court judges, former directors of the CIA and FBI, a former Solicitor General of the United States, and a former Acting Attorney General of the United States.

The National Security Law Moot Court Competition accepts two teams of two students from each ABA-approved law school that participates.

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Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition
Spring Competition | Washington, D.C.

The GW Law J. Reuben Clark Law Society annually sponsors this competition which examines constitutional issues involved in religious freedom.

The Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition accepts two teams of two students from each ABA-approved law school that participates.

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