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.