The Elliott Cup is a bankruptcy-themed regional moot court competition for law students from throughout the Fifth Circuit footprint (Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi). The Elliott Cup, typically held in February of each year, has been sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section since 2005, honoring the late Joseph C. Elliott, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas. Judges and practitioners volunteer to judge rounds of the Elliott Cup, while also providing feedback to help law students develop their advocacy skills.
The 2021 competition is set for February 19-20, under the leadership of the Bankruptcy Law Section's Vice President for Law School relations, Amber Carson of Dallas. This year's event will be held virtually. The 2020 Elliott Cup was held February 21-22, 2020, in HoustonCongratulations to the Baylor-1 team of Allie Pencsak and Taylor McCullough (Cody Carter, brief writer) for its first place finish.
The teams and volunteer judges have used the Elliott Cup to prepare law students to compete in the Conrad Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition held annual in New York. Law students from the Fifth Circuit have a history of success at "the Duberstein." This success and the underlying experience gained by the participants is dependent upon those lawyers and judges who volunteer at Elliott Cup.
2019 Team Results:
1st Place: Baylor School of Law
(Kevin Miller; Madeline Tansey; Taylor Fitzner)
2nd Place: University of Mississippi School of Law
(Andrew Cicero, Nathan Simpson; Jack Schultz)
3rd Place: Baylor School of Law
(Christina Rosendahl; Hallie Hicks; Katherine Hancock)
3rd Place: University of Texas School of Law
(Cameron Kelly; Lauren Hutton-Work; Madison Haueisen)
2019 Oral Advocacy Awards:
1st Place: Andrew Cicero (UT); Christian Rosendahl (Baylor)
2nd Place: Micheal Creme (SMU); Kevin Miller (Baylor); Laren Hutton-Work (UT)
3rd Place: Garrett Anderson (Ole Miss)
4th Place: Madeline Tansey (Baylor): Amber Stewart (Ole Miss)