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Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition

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 Delaware Law School. 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 November 6, 2015. At that time, if space is available, the second team will be admitted. A team may consist of two or three members.

Important Dates for the 2017 Vale Competition
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2016
Problem Distribution: January 11, 2017
Briefs Due: February 3, 2017
Competition Dates: March 16-19, 2017

2017 Registration Information
2017 Registration Information (pdf)

2017 Competition Rules
2017 Vale Competition Rules (pdf)

2017 Competition Problem
2017 Vale Competition Problem (pdf) posted 01/11/17
2017 Vale Competition Notice of Appeal (pdf) posted 01/11/17 

2016 Competition Problem
2016 Vale Competition Problem (pdf)

Competition Briefs

2016 Winner
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Susan Restrepo, Patrick Schlembach

Finalist
Mercer Law School
Lauren DiBiase, Micah Dickie, David Anderson

Best Brief
Marquette Law School
Kyle Thelen, Alex Ackerman, Sam Casson

Best Oral Advocate
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Susan Restrepo

Contact Information

Veronica Vizzard, Competition Chairperson
Email: vavizzard@mail.widener.edu

Jayne Snyder, Moot Court President
Email: jmsnyder1@mail.widener.edu

Society Secretary
Rosemary Callahan
Phone: 302-477-2144

The Moot Court offices are located on the 1st floor of the Main Law Building (Campus map)