Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition

Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition

A Tribute to the Honorable Julius H. Miner

Julius Howard Miner arrived in Chicago from Russia during his early childhood. He attended Kent College of Law, and received an LLB degree. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1917.

Never satisfied that he had learned all that he could about the law, Judge Miner attended post-graduate classes at Northwestern University School of Law while presiding as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. In 1945, he earned a Master of Laws degree from Northwestern.

In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower appointed Judge Miner to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. At the time of his death in 1963 Judge Miner was working on a Ph.D. thesis.

We are extremely grateful to the entire Miner family for their continued support of this competition.

Past Miner Moot Court Champions (pdf)

Past Problems and Sample Briefs 


Register to participate in the 2023 Julius H. Miner Moot Court here!

Judge Information

The 2023 Miner Moot Court Competition will follow all local, state, and federal COVID guidelines as well as Law School COVID policy to facilitate this year’s competition.


All brief submissions should be uploaded here. Please email Sarah Turner and Danny Damitio if you have any questions.

The preliminary rounds of this year's competition will take place on:

  • February 2
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 16

The elimination rounds will take place as follows:

  • Octo finals, February 20
  • Quarter finals, February 23
  • Semi finals, February 27

The final round will take place Friday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. The Rules can be found here.


For questions about participating as an alumni judge, please e-mail Andreas Rauch.

For all other questions, please e-mail Sarah Turner and Danny Damitio.