The Appellate Advocacy Division holds the Leahy Competition each fall. Leahy is open to all upper-class J.D. and LL.M. students. Leahy registration is currently open until September 30 at 11:59 PM. Please register for the competition here.

The Appellate Advocacy Division will also be hosting two virtual information sessions regarding the Leahy Competition on:

  • September 21 at 6:00 PM: Join the meeting HERE.
  • September 29 at 6:00 PM: Join the meeting HERE.

To be eligible to compete, competitors must pay a $30 registration fee. The fee is payable HERE. However, we do not want this fee to pose a barrier to your participation. As a result, requests for fee waivers can be made to Hannah Ward at

To be able to compete, you must have (1) registered for the Leahy Competition and (2) paid the registration fee or obtained a fee waiver. Please make sure you have completed both of these requirements prior to the deadline.

For questions or concerns, please email the Leahy Directors at