The Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition is named in honor of Ruby R. Vale. Mr. Vale was an excellent lawyer and was highly regarded by judges and members of the Pennsylvania Bar. He is perhaps best remembered for his multi-volume work titled, Vale's Pennsylvania Digest. Upon his death, the Ruby R. Vale Foundation was formed, which provides financial support for the Ruby R. Vale Distinguished Scholar Program.
The Corporate Competition is an interscholastic appellate moot court competition sponsored by the Moot Court Honor Society of the Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus. The competition focuses on the area of corporate law. Each round of the competition is judged by attorneys and judges from the bench and bar of Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each year, a distinguished scholar in the field of corporate law joins the competition's final bench.
The problem to be argued will contain at least two corporate issues of current legal relevance.
Each school may enter one team and may place a second team on wait list. The second team will remain on the wait list until October 30, 2012. At that time, if space is available, the second team will be admitted. A team may consist of two or three members.
Registration deadline is October 26, 2012
or the first 24 teams to register.Problem Distribution
January 16, 2013Briefs Due
February 8, 2013Oral Arguments
March 14-17, 20132013 Registration Form 2013 Registration form
PDF2013 Competition Materials 2013 Competition Rules PDF
2013 Court of Chancery Opinion 2013 Preliminary Injunction Order PDF 2013 Notice of Appeal PDF 2013 Order Accepting Interlocutory Appeal PDF
2013 Competition Briefs
: All 2013 briefs available on this page
2013 Hotel Information
For competitors’ convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. The Doubletree is located within walking distance of the Widener University School of Law campus. Rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate of $112.00 per night for a single or double. To make reservations, please click here, which brings you directly to the Doubletree reservations, or call the Doubletree directly at 1-800-222-TREE(8733). The block is reserved under Widener Moot Court Vale Competition. The last day a group reservation can be made is February 12, 2013. All participants are invited to join us at the Doubletree Hotel on Friday, March 15, 2013 for the competition banquet.
- Winner - Howard University School of Law
James R. Mason, Thomas Russell III, Rustin M. Brown
- Finalist - The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Joseph C. Barsalona II, Thaddeus Boggs, Emily Farinacci
- Best Corporate Brief - William and Mary School of Law
Rachel Gillen, Jacqueline A. Rogers, Michelle Sudano
- Best Oral Advocate - University of Miami
Contact Information Ryan Cox, Competition Chairman
Aaron Nelson, Moot Court President
The Moot Court offices are located in Polishook Hall (Campus map)