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Kaufman Competition

The Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition is held in honor of Judge Kaufman, a Fordham alumnus who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for many years, including seven years as Chief Judge. The Competition offers teams the opportunity to test appellate advocacy skills before leading jurists, securities regulators, academics, and practitioners. In years past, the Kaufman Competition has attracted distinguished final round panelists, including Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Byron White, circuit judges, and commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Important Information Regarding the 2020 Kaufman Competition

Due to an unforeseen conflict in Justice Alito's schedule, the 2020 Kaufman Competition will now take place at Fordham Law School on the weekend of April 3-5, 2020. Accordingly, the registration deadline will be extended to January 6, 2020. Please see the 2020 Competition tab for more information.

For further information, please contact our 2020 Kaufman Editor, Sal Cocchiaro, at We hope to see you soon!

Moot Court Board

Fordham University School of Law
Moot Court Board
150 West 62nd Street, Room 1-103
New York , NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6882

Fax: 212-636-7934