The National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition Board would like to congratulate the participating teams and announce the award winners from the 2012 competition! See the award winners and a video of the final round of the Competition on the Past Competitions page! The 2012 problem focused on two issues concerning the Theft of Major Artwork Act (18 U.S.C. § 668). The first issue focused on Congress' Article I, Section 8 authority to regulate interstate commerce and the second issue on statutory interpretation of the Act. The full 2012 problem is on the Problem & Briefs page.
This year the Competition hosted seventeen teams from around the country and featured over seventy-five attorney judges including many nationally renowned cultural property experts and DePaul College of Law faculty. The Competition was honored to have the Hon. William J. Bauer, U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit, Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Hon. Mary Mikva, Circuit Court of Cook County, and Hon. Warren Wolfson, Illinois Appellate Court, retired, judge the final round.