The Anthony V. Cardona '70 Moot Court
Program at Albany Law School

Hone Your Courtroom Skills

Participation in the Moot Court Program's Intraschool Competitions provides student-competitors with excellent experience in legal research, analysis, writing and oral advocacy. Participants are immersed into a professional network of Federal and State Judges, and New York Attorneys; both who evaluate and adjudicate competitors skills in the competitions. Student Competitors may also participate in Interschool, or travel, competitions. Competitors compete against other law students at law schools throughout the United States.

During the 2024-2025 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 (2023-2024) include:

  • McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition: Cameron L. Bishop '24 & Priscilla C. Capuano '24
  • Morse Client Counseling Competition: Lauren Gardner Dec '24 & Gracie Westerfield Dec '24
  • Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition: Isuri U. Poththewela '25 & Sophia E. Casabonne '25
  • Morse Negotiations Competition: Maxwell W. Kissack ‘25 & Madison T. Card '25

Get in Contact

Jennifer E. Forward
2024-2025 Moot Court Board
Executive Director
Contact: JForward@albanylaw.edu

Colin P. Baker
2024-2025 Moot Court Board Director of Competitions
Contact: CBaker@albanylaw.edu

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

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