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.
The Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition this year will proceed virtually March 24–27, 2021 in partnership with Tulane University School of Law! With registration closed and briefs submitted, we look forward to oral arguments in March.
Director, Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
- 2021 Registration Form: Required
- 2021 Registration: Pay by credit card
- 2021 JJRBAMCC Important Dates
- 2021 JJRBAMCC Rules with appendix
- 2021 Competition Problem (password required)
- Team Briefs (password required)
To review past problems, click here.