Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

About the Competition:

Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition is an annual appellate advocacy competition sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  The competition topic presents issues of constitutional law and civil rights, generally affecting Asian Americans among others.  Teams collaborate to write a brief presenting one side's argument and argue both sides at least once in the first two rounds of the competition.  The competition brings together competitors from law schools throughout the nation.  

The problem is released in the summer, and the brief is due in late September or early October. The brief is independently written by student team members, and our esteemed coaches help train and prepare us for the oral component of the competition. The regional competition occurs in October, and the national competition occurs in November.  Two or three teams advance to finals.

In 2012, the UW team consisting of Nate Bingham and Emily Toler won their regional competition and placed 2nd overall in the nation. In 2013, both UW teams competed in Chicago, where Emily Toler and Elisabeth Smith both won speaker awards. In 2014 both UW teams competed in New Orleans, finishing 5th and 6th in the region.


We salute all of these students for their hard work and strong showings. The UW Tang Team hopes for even more success this year and is looking for new members.  Competitors can expect to brief an interesting question relating to Constitutional law, face some of the hottest judge panels of any competition, as well as meet competitors from across the country.

How to Join the Team:

Tryouts for new members will take place in May 2015.


For more information: 

Contact Andrew S. Fuller ( or Thomas Miller ( for questions about the team.

Competition Website: here.

2014–2015 Members:

Coach: Jenny Faubion

Jessica Erickson

Andrew S. Fuller

Jessica Knowles

Thomas Miller