Albany Law School will host 24 teams from across the United States at the 31st Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, to be held February 28 to March 2, 2019.
This year's problem—prepared by competition chair Elizabeth A. Murad ’19—will address: (1) whether the parents’ failure to provide Puberty Blocking Treatment for their child, who identifies as transgender, constitutes medical neglect; and (2) whether it is in that child’s best interests to grant an order of visitation to the grandparents, who support the child’s transgender identity, which results in family tension and dysfunction because the parents do not.
Eighteen law schools will be represented at the Gabrielli Competition:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida State University College of Law
The John Marshall Law School
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
New York Law School*
Quinnipiac University School of Law*
Rutgers Law School*
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Seton Hall School of Law*
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center*
University of California, Hastings College of Law
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law
Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law
Western State College of Law
Widener University Commonwealth Law School*
Teams that make it to the March 2 final round will argue in front of a bench of distinguished judges: Hon. Christian F. Hummel ’81, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; Hon. David A. Murad, New York State Supreme Court, Oneida County; Hon. Karen K. Peters, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Dept. (Ret.); Hon. Richard Rivera ’91, Albany County Family Court; and Hon. Daniel J. Stewart ’88, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York.
Last year's competition was won by Florida Coastal School of Law.