Anthony V. Cardona '70 Moot Court Program

Hone Your Courtroom Skills

Participation in Moot Court prepares students who represent Albany Law School in some of the most prestigious regional, national and international competitions. These competitions provide excellent experience in legal research, analysis, writing and oral advocacy. Additionally, they provide students with superb networking opportunities and also give students a great sense of accomplishment, teamwork and school spirit.

During the 2023-2024 academic year, Albany Law School will compete in several national competitions, as well as host the 36th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli Family Law Competition in early March 2024. In addition to these highlights, Albany Law School will continue to host four intra-school competitions: Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials, Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling, Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy, and Donna Jo Morse Negotiations.

Highlights/Winners from last year (2022-2023) include:

  • McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition: Deana J. DiBenedetto '23 & Allison M. Magnarelli '23
  • Morse Client Counseling Competition: Ellen J. Gabelmann '24 & Christina C. Jefferson '24
  • Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition: Noah Coates '24 & William J. Matthews '24
  • Morse Negotiations Competition: Justin M. Aragosa (Dec. '24) & Abraham V. Frangie '24

Quick Reference for Participation

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​McGovern Senior Prize Trial Bailiffs
​Witnesses ​Competitors
​Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy ​Bailiffs ​Competitors N/A
​Morse Client Counseling ​Clients ​Competitors ​Competitors
​Morse Negotiations N/A ​Competitors ​Competitors
​Gabrielli Family Law ​Bailiffs ​Bailiffs ​Bailiffs

The Inter-School Competitions are not yet selected for 2023-2024. If you have questions about these Competitions, please contact the Moot Court Director of Competitions, Jonathan G. Klobus at JKlobus@albanylaw.edu.  

Get in Contact

Abraham V. Frangie
2023-2024 Moot Court Board Executive Director
Contact: AFrangie@albanylaw.edu

Professor Kanika Johar
Moot Court Program Faculty Advisor
Contact: KJoha@albanylaw.edu