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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.

The Kaufman Competition will be held virtually on March 12, 2021 - March 14, 2021, with all teams participating online. Please see the Official Rules for information about how to register.

2021 Competition Documents

For any further questions/concerns, please contact our 2021 Kaufman Editor, Erin Guiltinan, at

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