The Honorable John R. Brown served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as one of the nation’s most prominent admiralty judges from 1955 until his death in 1993. Shortly after his death and in his honor, The University of Texas School of Law established the “Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition,” an interscholastic appellate advocacy competition. Each year, the Competition is held under the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas School of Law and a local host school.
Major funding each year is provided by the Houston law firm of Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams L.L.P. (where Judge Brown practiced from 1932 to 1955) and the Maritime Law Association of the United States.
As in years past, last year we were privileged to have distinguished judges serving as judges for the Championship Round. For the semi-final rounds, we were pleased to have as judges prominent members of the maritime bar, presidents and past presidents of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and admiralty professors.
Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. We look forward to hosting 32 teams in Seattle, WA. The tournament will run from April 11-13, 2024. Please direct all questions to the competition director at email@example.com.
Director, Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
- 2024 Registration Form: Required (first-come, first-served; registration will close once 32 teams have registered).
- 2024 Registration Payment: Pay by Credit Card (payment must be received within a week of registration in order to keep competition spot reserved ).
- 2024 JJRBAMCC Important Dates
- 2024 Competition Problem (Available December 5, 2023 to teams who have submitted registration form and payment).
To review past problems, click here.