Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition

The 2024 Gressman Competition Issues

(1) Whether an incarcerated person's placement in solitary confinement gives rise to a protected liberty interest under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; and (2) Whether the prison violated RLUIPA (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act) in refusing to accommodate that incarcerated person's mode of religious exercise while in solitary confinement.

2024 Gressman Competition Results

Winners: Elika Mohebbi & Casey Morrison

Finalists: Shea Moran & Emma Valiante

Best Oralist Petitioner: Timothy Knapp

Best Oralist Respondent: Emme Anderson

Best Brief Petitioner: Maureen Camacho & Tanya Panossian-Lesser

Best Brief Respondent: Elika Mohebbi & Casey Morrison

Many thanks to our outgoing Student Director, Alexandra Franchino, and Student Assistant Director, Katie Considine, for creating a complex, challenging, fun problem and for running a fantastic competition!

Gressman Competition Student Directors

The Student Gressman Director leads the Gressman Competition, substantively and administratively. With the Assistant Director, the Student Director develops the competition's topic, crafting a balanced, two-issue record on appeal and accompanying bench memorandum while collaborating with a faculty advisor for substantive input. Administrative oversight includes running the competition smoothly, recruiting and communicating with judges, and responding to participant queries. The Student Gressman Director role also includes scheduling argument dates and times, preparing materials for judges, and overseeing oral argument sessions. 

If you have any questions about the Gressman Competition, please contact the 2024-2025 Directors:

Shea Moran, Gressman Director
[email protected]

Emme Anderson, Assistant Gressman Director
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The Gressman Competition Course Policies

2024 Gressman Policies & Procedures