Recognizing “religion’s special role in our society,”1 The George Washington University Law School is proud to have inaugurated the National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition. Religious freedom, embodied in the twin Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment, is one of the fundamental guarantees of the United States Constitution and is a founding principle of our nation. Each year the Moot Court competition focuses on a current religious freedom issue that implicates a First Amendment controversy.

This year's competition will take place February 19-20, 2016


1. Registration is open and will remain open until the deadline (at midnight on Wednesday November 11, 2015). When registration closes we will make a selection of approximately 26-30 teams. If your team is not selected you will be placed on the waitlist. You will be notified if your team is placed on the waitlist. 

2. Please be aware we are currently updating the website and in the process there will be some outdated information from 2015. The Registration, Dates, Cost, Area/Travel, and Contact Us tabs are updated.

1. McCreary County v. ACLU, 545 U.S. 844 (2005) (O’Connor, J., concurring).