2020 Thirty-Fifth Annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

The Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society is excited to announce the Thirty-Fifth Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition. Preliminary rounds will begin Thursday, March 26, 2020 and the Competition will conclude with the final round on Saturday, March 28, 2020. We’re pleased to announce that the Honorable Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals; the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York; and the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of California will preside over the final round.

2020 Prince Competition Registration – OPEN!

The Competition is open to all ABA accredited law schools; however, space is limited to 36 teams and teams will be selected to compete on a first-come, first-served basis. Each school is permitted to send one team composed of up to three competitors and one coach. The registration fee is $700 per team.

We expect to reach capacity quickly, so please submit the online registration as early as possible and no later than November 15, 2019. Payment by check may be received after that date, so long as the online registration form has been completed. But, please note, a team's registration will be considered incomplete until payment is received.

2019 Prince Competition Results

Justice John Cannon Few, Supreme Court of South Carolina; Judge Michael J. Garcia, New York State Court of Appeals; and Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York presided over the final round of the Competition.

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Awardees:

  • Winner: University of California Hastings College of Law
  • Runner Up: Georgetown University Law Center
  • Best Brief: Georgia State University College of Law
  • Best Brief Runner Up: Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Best Oralist in the Preliminary Rounds: Joseph Stuhrenberg, University of Georgia Law School
  • Best Oralist in the Final Round: Laura Anderson, University California Hastings College of Law

Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

The Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition is named in honor of the late Jerome Prince, renowned evidence scholar, teacher, and author of Prince on Evidence, who served as Dean of Brooklyn Law School from 1953 to 1971.

The competition is hosted in the spring by the Moot Court Honor Society on Brooklyn Law School's campus in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The Competition provides law students from across the nation the opportunity to write and argue an appellate brief that addresses evidentiary issues in a contemporary context.

Contact Information

All questions and requests for additional information about the Prince Evidence Competition should be emailed to Sarah Adams, 2020 Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition Coordinator, at prince.competition@brooklaw.edu.

Watch last year's 33rd Annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition.
2019 Prince Competition

The 34th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society was held March 28 - March 30, 2019. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Justice John Cannon Few
The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Judge Michael J. Garcia
New York State Court of Appeals

Magistrate Judge Cheryl L Pollak
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Congratulations to UC Hastings College of the Law who took first place overall and to Georgia State University College of Law who won the Best Brief award.

The Faculty Advisors of the Prince Competition are Judge Steven M. Gold and Professor Cameron W. Arnold

2018 Prince Competition

The 33rd Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society was held March 15 - March 17, 2018. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Honorable Ann Donnelly
U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York

Honorable Roger Gregory
Chief Judge, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Barbara D. Underwood
Solicitor General, New York State Office of Attorney General

Congratulations to Liberty University School of Law who took first place and won the Best Brief award.

The Faculty Advisors of the Prince Competition are Judge Steven M. Gold and Professor Cameron W. Arnold

2017 Prince Competition

The 32nd Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society was held March 30 - April 1, 2017. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Honorable Jay Bybee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honorable Raymond Lohier
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Honorable Joan Azrack
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Congratulations to Ohio State University Moritz College of Law for earning first-place honors and to Southwestern School of Law who won the award for Best Brief.

The Faculty Advisors of the Prince Competition are Judge Steven M. Gold and Professor Cameron W. Arnold.

2016 Prince Competition

The 31st Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society was held March 31 - April 2, 2016. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Honorable Milan D. Smith
Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honorable Randall T. Eng
Presiding Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department

Honorable Steven M. Gold
Chief Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York

Congratulations to Stetson University College of Law for taking first place! Read more about the 2016 competition here.

The Faculty Advisors of the Prince Competition are Judge Steven M. Gold and Professor Cameron W. Arnold.

2015 Prince Competition

The 30th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society was held March 26-28, 2015. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Honorable Richard Clifton
Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honorable Margo K. Brodie
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Honorable Edward R. Korman
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Congratulations to the University of California-Hastings College of Law for taking first place!  

The Faculty Advisor of Moot Court and Prince Competition is Professor Robert M. Pitler.

2014 Prince Competition

The 29th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society, was held March 27-29, 2014. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Honorable William A. Fletcher
Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honorable Edward R. Korman Straub
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Honorable Jenny Rivera
Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals

Congratulations to the University of Georgia Law School for taking first place!  

The Faculty Advisor of Moot Court and Prince Competition is Professor Robert M. Pitler.

2013 Prince Competition

The 28th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society, was held April 4-6, 2013. Brooklyn Law School was delighted to welcome the following distinguished jurists, who presided over the final round:

Hon. Patricia M. Wald
Former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

Hon. Chester Straub
Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Hon. Solomon Oliver, Jr.
Chief Judge, District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Congratulations to UC Hastings for taking first place! The Faculty Advisor of Moot Court and Prince Competition is Professor Robert M. Pitler.

Sarah Adams, Prince Competition Coordinator
Location
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone
(718) 780-7922
Fax
(718) 532-2227