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 Practice
Director, Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Prerequisites: None

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 Jessup 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.