Moot Court Competition

About the Competition

The Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court competition is named for the late Honorable Giles Sutherland Rich, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The competition is an annual inter-law school event sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). There is no entry fee for the competition. The competition is made possible through the volunteer service of attorneys, judges, and AIPLA professionals. 

2023-2024 Competition Recap


AIPLA congratulates Gina Campanelli and Ken Hong of Duke University School of Law on winning the 2024 AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition! The Final National Rounds took place from April 17-19, 2024, in Washington DC, with Judges Kara F. Stoll and Tiffany P. Cunningham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Molly R. Silfen of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims presiding over the finals.

Congratulations to the second place team - Christina Strohmann, Leen Bukai, and coach Kerry O'Neill of UCLA Law School.

Thank you to National Director Christopher Jeu for leading this competition, Lauren Jancuska for assisting with the Finals and serving as Bailiff, and to the AIPLA Fellows for their support and sponsorship of the Moot Court Competition. 


Thank you to all of the competitors, judges, organizers, and other volunteers who made this competition such a success!