Each year, the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court team hosts our annual Luke Charles Moore Invitational (“LCMI”) Moot Court Competition in honor of the Honorable Luke Charles Moore. Recently, in honor of one of our esteemed alumni, the Moot Court team changed the competition name to the William B. Bryant-Luke Charles Moore Invitational (Bryant-Moore). The Bryant-Moore Competition is in honor of the Honorable William B. Bryant and the Honorable Luke Charles Moore. Judge Bryant, a 1936 graduate of Howard Law, became the first African American Chief Justice of the U.S. District of the District of Columbia.
President Kennedy appointed Judge Moore a Chief U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia, making him the first African-American to serve in that capacity since Frederick Douglass. Then, President Nixon appointed Judge Moore to the Superior Court where he became a senior judge. The Bryant-Moore competition is dedicated to honoring both Judge Bryant’s and Judge Moore’s legacies. The Inaugural Bryant Moore Invitational Moot Court Competition will be held February 24th and 25th, 2012, in Washington, D.C.