The 35th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition

Friday, March 3 – Saturday, March 4, 2023

Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y.

Moot Court Awards Table

The Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Competition was created to honor the late Associate Justice of the New York Court of Appeals. Albany Law School's Moot Court Board is especially indebted to Judge Gabrielli for his help in creating and promoting the Anthony V. Cardona '70 Moot Court Program. Schools from across the nation are invited to send participants. As the host of this event, Albany Law does not compete in this competition. The competition, which is an appellate advocacy competition, focuses on issues surrounding family law. Many volunteers are needed throughout the competition as judges and bailiffs. Volunteering for this competition is a great way to get involved and very much appreciated.

2022-2023 Committee:

Emma L. Salazar, Competition Chair

Joseph A. Anias, Competition Associate

Noah Chase, Competition Associate

Prof. Melissa Breger, Faculty Advisor

Last Year’s (2022) Final Round Judges:

Hon. Leslie E. Stein '81, Retired Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

Hon. Edward O. Spain '66, Retired Judge, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Dept.  

Hon. Daniel J. Stewart '88, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

General Information

About Judge Domenick L. Gabrielli

Past Champions

2022 Competition Weekend

Competition Results

Best Brief

2023 Registration Materials


Registration Form (Closed)
The competition has met its capacity and
we are no longer taking any more team registrations

2023 Competition Materials

Schedule of Event

Competition Rules

Competition Problem
(password protected)

Competition Briefs

Moot Court Gavel


This year's competition will be held on a Friday (Preliminary Rounds) and Saturday (Elimination Rounds). Invitations will be mailed out in late August or early September. All registration materials must be completed and postmarked by November 10, 2022. Registrations will be confirmed between November 14-18, 2022. This year's problem will be released (online) on December 1, 2022. Briefs must be postmarked by January 17, 2023.

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center

TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center