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Mardi Gras Moot Court Invitational

The Annual Tulane Moot Court Mardi Gras Invitational will be held over a 4-day period from February 05 - February 08, 2024.

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.

2024 Competition Timeline

The registration schedule for the 28th Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Invitational Competition is below. Note: Each team’s specific competition schedule will be circulated in late January 2024.

September 15, 2023

MGI Competition Registration Opens

November 01, 2023

Team Registration and Payment Deadline

November 08, 2023

Packet Released

November 29, 2023

Question Deadline

January 03, 2024

Briefs Due

February 05, 2024

Welcome Meeting

February 06, 2024

Rounds 1 & 2

February 07, 2024

Round 3, Quarterfinals, Award Ceremony

February 08, 2024

Semi-finals and Finals


Competition rules can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns please email mardigrasinvitational@gmail.com.