The WBAEF Chief Judge Eugene Hamilton Scholarship Competition is held each year in honor of Eugene N. Hamilton, a former chief judge of the D.C. Superior Court, who was revered as a great trial advocacy teacher, mentor, and youth advocate. Competitors submit written briefs and participate in oral arguments on a current legal topic selected by the WBAEF Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships are awarded annually to the two-person moot court team that submits the best brief and provides the best oral argument. Each member of the winning team from the final round of oral arguments receives the top scholarships. Additional scholarships are separately awarded for the best written brief and the best advocate. This competition is open to law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the Washington DC metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Chief Judge Eugene Hamilton
Moot Court Competition/Scholarship Winners

2021 Scholarship Winners

Ms. Shala Barney and Mr. Garrett Tracey of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Ms. Barney and Mr. Tracey also won our 2020 Chief Judge Eugene Hamilton Moot Court Competition and Mr. Tracey was named Best Advocate for 2020.

2018 RECIPIENT
Denisha Jones
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law

2018 RECIPIENT
Alicia Lewis
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law

2015 RECIPIENT
Natasha Bennett
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law

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