Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

HIPLA will host the Southern Regional Competition of the 2023-2024 Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition on March 22-23, 2024.

The competition is an annual inter-law school event sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). It is named for the late Honorable Giles Sutherland Rich, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Teams from law schools throughout the south and southwest are invited to compete in the Southern Regional held in Houston, Texas.  There is no entry fee for the competition.

HIPLA MEMBERS: Please volunteer to grade briefs and judge oral arguments (see dates below).  We also have opportunities available for anyone interested in joining the moot court committee.  Please email Jonathan Hernandez ( if you can help. 

Competition Deadlines:

    ·        Priority deadline for submission of Notices of Intent to Compete: Friday, December 8, 2023 (11:00 pm Central)

    ·        All Notices of Intent to Compete must be submitted: Friday, January 12, 2024 (11:00 pm Central)

    ·        Briefs for Regional Rounds must be served: Monday, January 29, 2024 (11:00 pm Central)

    ·        Regional Rounds held in Houston: Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23, 2024

    Competition Documents:

    For more information, contact HIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Chair Jonathan Hernandez at

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