Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition

The Tullis Moot Court Competition is the annual appellate intraschool competition for second-year law students at LSU that determines the members of the following year’s Moot Court Board. Teams consists of two students who write an appellate brief and argue the case before a panel of judges.

The tournament consists of two preliminary rounds, with the top 16 teams advancing to the elimination rounds. Those teams then compete in a one-loss elimination bracket until a champion is determined. Awards are also given to the top oral advocates and the top briefs. The two winners will have their names inscribed on the Law Center’s Tullis plaque, located outside the Robinson Courtroom, and the highest scoring students will be appointed to the Moot Court Board for the following year.

2013 Tullis Competition

The 2013 Tullis Problem, Commonwealth of New Saxony vs. William Pilgrim, is now available.  The 2013 Tullis Rules are appended to the Tullis Problem.

The Tullis competition is open to teams of second-year law students at the LSU Law Center.  Teams register and compete in teams of two, with each student responsible for writing on one of the two issues in the 2013 Tullis problem.  Students are strongly encouraged to select their own partners, but students who register without a partner will be randomly matched with a teammate by the Moot Court Board.  Second-year students planning to try out for Moot Court external competition teams must participate in the Tullis competition.

Any questions about the competition can be sent to the Tullis Committee of the Moot Court Board at tullis@law.lsu.edu.

2013 Tullis Competition Calendar:

August 15, 2013 – Tullis Problem Released

September 16, 2013 – Tullis Briefs Due

October 14-15, 2013 – Tullis Preliminary Rounds

October 21, 2013 – Tullis Octo-Finals

October 23, 2013 – Tullis Quarter-Finals

October 28, 2013 – Tullis Semi-Finals

November 4, 2013 -Tullis Final Round

Tullis Competitions From Previous Years (PDF Files)

2012 Tullis Problem and Rules

2011 Tullis Problem and Rules

2010 Tullis Problem and Rules

2009 Tullis Problem and Rules

2009 Interschool Tryout Packet

2008 Tullis Rules and Procedures

2008 Tullis/Appellate Team Problem

2007 Tullis Moot Court Competition Rules

2007 Tullis Problem and Fact Pattern