Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition

Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition


The Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition is hosted by the William S. Boyd School of Law's Society of Advocates Moot Court Competition Team, and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal. The William S. Boyd School of Law boasts the #1 Legal Writing program in the country, as ranked by US News & World Report. The 2021 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition will be held in-person on March 12-13, 2021. 

The Competition focuses on emerging issues at the intersection of gaming law and regulation. Competitors will hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent jurists and practitioners in the gaming capital of the world: Las Vegas, Nevada!

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, September 28, 2020. The early bird registration deadline is Monday, October 26, 2020. The regular registration deadline is Friday, December 18, 2020. Registration for the competition will close on the registration deadline, or once there are 28 registered teams, whichever is sooner. Please check this page periodically for registration details and competition updates. The pricing for early-bird registration is $500 for one team and $900 for two teams. The pricing for regular registration is $550 for one team and $1100 for two teams. More information can be found on the 2021 Competition Flyer (coming soon). 

Registration will open on September 28, 2020.

NOTE: The current pricing is based off the assumption we will be able to an in-person competition. However, if federal, state, and local recommendations do not permit such an event, we will adjust to an online format for the competition. 

If the competition format is changed to online, the above pricing will be adjusted as follows and credits will be issued to each team by their original method of payment. For early-bird registrants, the pricing is $250 for one team and $450 for two teams. For regular registrants, the pricing is $300 for one team and $600 for two teams. 

Additionally, if changed to online, each team will be contacted via email informing them of such change and each team will have 14 calendar days to determine whether they want to cancel their registration and receive a refund. If a team chooses to cancel their registration, we will issue a refund of the amount paid less $50 per team. No refunds will be issued if we don't receive your decision within 14 calendar days. 

Competition Information

2021 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition problem
(To be released on December 21, 2020)

View the 2021 Rules (coming soon).

The due date for the competitors' briefs will be released at a later date. 

Competitors' Briefs

The 2021 Competitor's Briefs will be provided after the competitor's briefs have been submitted and reviewed for anonymity. 

The Boyd School of Law Extends Its Sincerest Gratitude to the 2021 Competition Sponsors

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck



Contact Information

For further questions regarding the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition, please contact the 2021 Gaming Law Competition Co-chairs, Austin Wood and Graceanne Warburton, at

About Frank A. Schreck

Frank A. Schreck is the namesake of the William S. Boyd School of Law’s Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Schreck is chair of the Gaming Law Group at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. For more than 40 years, Mr. Schreck has played an important role in shaping the realm of gaming law.

Mr. Schreck has represented many of the premier public and private gaming companies (including Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Station Casinos, Pinnacle Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, Scientific Games Corporation, and William Hill PLC); private equity firms (including Apollo Global Management, TPG, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, and Leonard Green & Partners), as well as large financial institutions that became involved in the ownership of casino properties (including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse).

Not only has Mr. Schreck represented his client’s gaming interests in Nevada, he has also been a pioneer in the licensing of companies involved in multi-jurisdictional transactions, including the purchase of Harrah’s Entertainment by Apollo Global Management and TPG. Mr. Schreck has also participated in gaming-related matters in such foreign jurisdictions as Japan, Macau, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Great Britain.

At age 27, Mr. Schreck was the youngest individual, by far, to be appointed as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission. He has also served as President of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys (“IAGA”) and was the Chairman of its Fourth Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria.

We are proud to honor Mr. Schreck by naming the Gaming Law Moot Court Competition after him.

Past Competitions