2021 Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

The Arnold & Porter Government Contracts Moot Court Competition is an annual competition open to both JD and LLM students. Each student has the opportunity to argue both sides of a government contracts case in front of experienced practitioners from the private bar and government, as well as sitting judges from the Boards of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The competition problem and best briefs are published each year in the Public Contract Law Journal. Students participating in the competition must also successfully complete a semester-long, experiential "Moot Court" course, taught by GW Law Professorial Lecturer in Law, Judge Jeri Somers.

This year's problem involves issues related to the disallowance of Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE") costs under a USAID grant.

Final Round Judges

  • The Honorable Matthew H. Solomson, Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • The Honorable Harold D. Lester, Jr., Judge, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • The Honorable Brian Smith, Judge, U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeal