Mardi Gras Moot Court Invitational

The Annual Tulane Moot Court Mardi Gras Invitational will be held over a 4-day period from February 13 - February 16, 2023.

About the Competition

Mardi Gras Invitational is the only annual moot court appellate competition that focuses on contemporary legal problems confronting the sports industry. The competition draws the best law schools and moot court programs in the country and takes place during one of the most exciting times in New Orleans, Mardi Gras.

The registration fee for the competition is $950.


In the past, judges have included Don Fehr, Executive Director of the NHL Players Association, Richard Berthelson, General Counsel of the NFL Players Association, Stan Kasten, Former President of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Atlanta Braves, and Washington Nationals, Andrew Brandt, ESPN Business Analysis and Lecturer at Wharton Sports Business Initiative, and many others.

The competition will be held at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

2023 Competition Timeline

The registration schedule for the 27th Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Invitational Competition is below. Note: Each team’s specific competition schedule will be circulated in late January 2023.

September 15, 2022

MGI Competition Registration Opens

November 01, 2022

Team Registration and Payment Deadline

November 08, 2022

Packet Released

November 15, 2022

Deadline to request interpretation of problem

January 2, 2023

Briefs Due

February 13, 2023

Welcome Reception

February 14, 2023

Release of full schedule including Round 1 and 2 pairings

February 15, 2023

Round 2, Quarterfinals, Award Ceremony

February 16, 2023

Semi-finals and Finals


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