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 email@example.com.
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)