From the 2007 News Archive
Members of Federal Bar and Bench to Judge Myerowitz Competition Semifinals, Participate in "Moot Court and the Real World" Panel Discussion on March 7
In conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Law’s 38th Annual Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition, Judge Lynne Battaglia from the Maryland Court of Appeals and Rod Rosenstein, US Attorney for the District of Maryland, will participate in the panel discussion "Moot Court and the Real World of Appellate Advocacy" on Wednesday, March 7, at 5 p.m. in the Ceremonial Court Room.
The panel, which will follow the semifinal rounds of the Myerowitz Competition, will consider how the Myerowitz and other competitions differ from actual oral arguments, and how attorneys and judges prepare for real appellate cases. The panel will also reflect on the kinds of arguments attorneys make - what may work and what usually doesn’t - and the relative importance of oral argument in determining the outcome of a case. Joining Judge Battaglia and Mr. Rosenstein will be two "surprise" panelists with distinguished backgrounds in appellate advocacy.
The semifinals of Myerowitz Moot Court Competition will be held March 7 at 2 and 3:30 p.m., with the finals to follow on March 14 at noon in the Ceremonial Courtroom. This year’s problem is based on Morse v. Frederick – the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case – which is scheduled for oral argument in the Supreme Court on March 19. The competition is a prestigious contest, consisting of a written brief and four rounds of appellate argument on a written competition problem. Previous winners of the competition include Federal District Court Judge Andre M. Davis, Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge Deborah Eyler, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Jillyn K. Schulze.
For more information on the competition and the case, please visit http://www.law.umaryland.edu/myerowitz