The 36th Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition


Friday, March 1 – Saturday, March 2, 2024

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.

2023-2024 Committee:

Katherine M. Pedlow, Competition Chair

Lila M. Dodge, Competition Associate

Ethan P. Van Vorst, Competition Associate

Prof. Melissa Breger, Faculty Advisor

Last Year’s (2023) Final Round Judges:

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

Hon. Christine M. Clark '96, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Dept.  

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

Hon. Richard Rivera '91, Albany County Family Court

Hon. Elizabeth M. Walsh, Rensselaer County Family Court

General Information

About Judge Domenick L. Gabrielli

Past Champions

2023 Competition Weekend

Competition Results

Best Brief

2024 Registration Materials


Registration Form (Competition is FULL)

2024 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 9, 2023. Registrations will be confirmed between November 13-17, 2023. This year's problem will be released (online) on December 1, 2023. Briefs must be postmarked by January 17, 2024.

Hotel Reservations

    The Hilton Garden Inn is across the street from Albany Law School!

    A block of rooms have been reserved for the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition held March 1-2, 2024.

    • Book online
    • Call 518-396-3500 to book your room and use the group code: ALFC24.

    TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center (forthcoming)