Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition

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.


We are excited to announce registration is open for The Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition! The Competition will proceed virtually March 24 – 27, 2021. To register, please complete the registration form and pay online or by check. Registration is not complete without payment. Please reach out with any questions and concerns. We look forward to a great competition in March!

Mackenzie Aden
Director, Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
judgejohnrbrowntournament@gmail.com

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