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Mar 02, 2019-Mar 04, 2019
All Day

Gotham Hall


ABI 2019 Duberstein Competition & Gala

Jointly sponsored by St. John’s University School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Duberstein Moot Court Competition is named in memory of St. John’s alumnus, former ABI Director and former Chief Judge Conrad B. Duberstein.

The Duberstein Competition is well known for the quality of its judging. New York is a center of bankruptcy practice, and area bankruptcy practitioners judge the preliminary rounds and briefs. Advanced rounds are judged by New York-area bankruptcy judges and more than a dozen leading appellate and bankruptcy judges from around the country.

Any ABA-accredited law school may enter one or two teams, comprised of two or three students each. Each team will argue in at least three preliminary rounds on alternating sides. Sixteen teams will advance beyond the preliminary rounds. All students will receive a certificate of achievement. Students need not have taken a bankruptcy course to do well in the competition.

This year the competition concludes with the Duberstein reception at Gotham Hall in New York City and is attended by leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners.

For more information about the competition, visit the St. John’s University event page.

For more information about the gala, visit the ABI event page.