Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

HIPLA will host the Southern Regional Competition of the 2018-19 Giles Rich Moot Court Competition on March 22-23, 2019.

Teams from law schools throughout the south and southwest are invited to compete in Houston.  Named for a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who was the most distinguished jurist in the field of patent law in the world, the competition is celebrates its 46th year in 2019.

HIPLA MEMBERS: Please volunteer to grade briefs and judge oral arguments (see dates below).  Please email Sparkle if you can help.  .

Competition Deadlines:

  • Priority deadline for submission of Notices of Intent to Compete: Friday, December 14, 2018 (11:00 pm Central)
  • All Notices of Intent to Compete must be submitted: Friday, January 18, 2019 (11:00 pm Central)
  • Briefs for Regional Rounds must be served: Monday, February 4, 2019 (11:00 pm Central)
  • Regional Rounds in Houston, TX: Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23, 2019

2018-19 Competition Documents:

For more information, contact HIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Chair Sparkle Ellison at or Thomas Landers at

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