National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law - Capital University Law School

National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law

  • Congratulations to all of the 2023 competition honorees!

    Winning Team - Team 16, Southern Illinois University, Sophia Allen, Caitlynne Dixon, and Joseph Strater

    Runner-up Team - Team 15, OSU Moritz, Katie Bauman, Mike Fussell, and Eleanor Werner
    Award for Best Oralist in the Final Round - Sophia Allen, Team 16
    Award for Best Brief - Team 7, Capital University Law School, Becca Alexander, Taylor Nolan, and Nicole Van Gundy


    De Facto Parenting

    Oral Arguments

    Oral arguments for initial rounds will take place at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Oral arguments for the final rounds will take place path The Supreme Court of Ohio.

    Competition Briefs

    Briefs are due by January 24, 2023. Team briefs should be submitted to

    2023 Competition Rules (PDF)

    Hotel Information

    Capital University Law School has made arrangements for teams to receive discounted rates at the following hotels:
    Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square
    75 East State Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    DoubleTree Suites
    50 South Front Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    To receive the discounted rates, reservations must be made no later than February 17, 2023.
    Both hotels are within walking distance from the competition venues.


    The Moot Court Board invites attorneys and other legal professionals to register to judge the competition. The topic for this competition is De Facto Parenting. You do not need any experience judging a moot court competition and a brief outline of the case will be provided. Use the following online form to indicate interest and a member of the Board will follow up in early 2023 with more information.

    Interest in Judging Registration Form