Harold H. Greene & Joyce Hens Green National Security Law Moot Court Competition

Judge Andrew Effron (former Chief Judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, current Senior Judge), Judge Denise Lind (former Chief Judge, US Army Judiciary), & Kiran Raj (Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security)


For nearly two decades, the Harold H. Greene & Joyce Hens Green National Security Law Moot Court Competition has provided a forum for law students from across the country to come together to argue current national security law issues before some of the most respected practitioners in the field. Judges are drawn from the local community of National Security Law practitioners. The 2017 Competition will again feature a group of experienced and esteemed judges and practitioners from that community – the nation’s experts mooting and training their successors.

Given the breaking headlines about national security events around the world, there is no better time for law students to grapple with the unique challenges that plague this growing and exciting area of law. Recent years’ problems have examined the state secrets doctrine, the Espionage Act, the War Powers Resolution, irregular rendition, and other difficult national security law issues torn from today’s headlines.

2017 Competition Committee:

Faculty Advisor: Professor Peter Raven-Hansen

Chair: Elizabeth Briones (3L)

Vice Chairs: Madeleine Skallar (2L) & Joseph Karam (2L)

Judges’ Committee Contact: Taylor Glogiewicz (2L)

Key Dates for 2017 National Security Law Moot Court Competition

Semifinal and Final Rounds








Feb 12, 2017: Semi-Finals & Final Round


Competition finals will take place at The George Washington Law School Jacob Burns Moot Court Room:

2000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Beths Theater

Beths Theater
800 21st Street NW, 1st Fl
Washington, DC 20052