The Gavel is a semi-annual periodical published by the Ave Maria School of Law Moot Court Board. The 2013-2014 issue introduced a broadened format in both substance and style. Distinguished members of the Moot Court Board and Ave Maria School of Law professors submit articles summarizing and opining on major legal issues facing our nation's highest courts. In addition to the normal electronic format, we will be publishing The Gavel as a paper-periodical that will be distributed to the judges and lawyers that participate in our moot court competitions. The Gavel produces content that our readers find both edifying and enjoyable while integrating AMSL’s Catholic legal tradition.