Giles S. Rich IP Moot Court Competition

The Giles S. Rich Moot Court competition is the oldest and most prestigious moot court completion in the field of intellectual property and the only national competition specifically directed to the area of patent law.

The competition is divided into five regional competitions followed by a national competition among the top two teams from each region.

Coach/Faculty Contact

Allan J. Sternstein
Professor of Intellectual Property
Director, Intellectual Property Clinic
Phone: 520-621-1041
Email: Allan J Sternstein



Recommended Courses

  • Legal Writing
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Team Selection

Internal competition involving briefing and oral argument

Competition Timeline

Problem released: around October/November
Internal competition: December (briefs due) and early January (oral argument)
Regional competition: March
National finals: April

Academic Credit

Two units

Meeting Schedule

As needed


The College of Law pays reasonable travel expenses for IP Moot Court participants to attend the regional round of the competition. Please consult Student Reimbursement Checklist for guidelines on required documentation, expense limitations, and procedures for reimbursement.