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, 2013. 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 25, 2013
or the first 24 teams to register.Problem Distribution
January 15, 2014Briefs Due
February 7, 2014Oral Arguments
March 13-16, 20142014 Registration Form 2014 Registration form
PDF2014 Competition Materials
To be released at a later date.
2014 Competition Rules PDF
2014 Court of Chancery Opinion
2014 Preliminary Injunction Order PDF
2014 Notice of Appeal PDF
2014 Order Accepting Interlocutory Appeal PDF2013 Competition Briefs
: All 2013 briefs available on this page
2014 Hotel Information
For competitors’ convenience, a block of rooms have been reserved for March 12 – 16, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington, which is located within walking distance of the Widener University School of Law campus. The special room rate will be available until February 11th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Simply click on the following link to start your reservation: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/I/ILGCPDT-WMC-20140312/index.jhtml. All participants are invited to join us at the Doubletree Hotel on Friday, March 14, 2014 for the competition banquet.
- Winner - Georgetown Law Center
Jeffrey DeSousa and Allyson Poulos
- Finalist - Brooklyn Law School
Andrew Ceppos, Tricia Lyons, and Graham Travaglini
- Best Corporate Brief - Michigan State University College of Law
Jeffrey Hayden, Jeffrey Mann, and William Selesky
- Best Oral Advocate - Georgetown Law Center
Contact Information Olivia Italiano, Competition Chairman
Sean Develin, Moot Court President
The Moot Court offices are located in Polishook Hall (Campus map)