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.
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.
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
About Judge Domenick L. Gabrielli
2023 Competition Weekend
2024 Registration Materials
2024 Competition Materials
Schedule of Event
Competition Rules (forthcoming)
Competition Problem (available Dec. 1, 2023)
Competition Briefs (forthcoming)
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.
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)