Kaufman Competition

2024 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 on March 15, 2024 – March 17, 2024

Registration for the 2024 Kaufman Competition is now closed. The 2024 Official Rules can be accessed here. The 2024 Transcript of the Record can be accessed here.

If you did not receive your team assignment, please send us an email. Please email Katherine Heaney at [email protected] and Julia Beckett at [email protected] with any questions.

The DropBox link to submit your 2024 briefs can be accessed here.
All competitor brief submissions can be accessed at this link.

  • All events will take place in-person, at Fordham Law School, located at 150 West 62nd Street, New York, New York.

    Friday, March 24, 2023

    Welcome Breakfast and Check-In
    8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Room 2-01A

    Preliminary Rounds
    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Various Rooms

    Quarterfinalists and Awards Announcement
    7:00 p.m.
    Moot Court Room

    Saturday, March 25, 2023

    Quarterfinal Rounds
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Various Rooms

    Sunday, March 26, 2023

    Semifinal Rounds
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Moot Court Room

    Final Round Reception
    2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Constantino and Bateman Rooms

    Final Round
    3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Moot Court Room

2023 Competition Documents

Registration for the 2023 Competition is now open! To complete registration, please submit in the following order:

  1. payment via the Online Portal
  2. the Registration Form

For any further questions/concerns, please contact our 2023 Kaufman Editor, Tiffany Monroy, at [email protected]

2023 Competitor Briefs

P01   P02   P04   P05   P06   P07   P08   P09   P11   P12   P13   P14  

R15   R16   R17   R18   R19   P20   R21   R22   R23   R24   R25   R26   R27