From the 2005 News Archive
Watch the Myerowitz Moot Court Competition finals Wednesday, March 16 at noon in the Ceremonial Courtroom
The final round of the 36th Annual Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Competition will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 12:00pm in the Ceremonial Courtroom. This year's final round will be judged by several distinguished members of the state and federal judiciaries:
The Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit;
The Honorable Glenn T. Harrell of the Maryland Court of Appeals; and
The Honorable Inez Smith Reid of the D.C. Court of Appeals.
This year's problem is based on Kelo v. City of New London
, a case currently pending in the United States Supreme Court. The problem involves a challenge to a city's exercise of its eminent domain power and presents provocative questions about the meaning of "public use," the reasonable exercise of legislative discretion, and the necessity of judicial intervention. Click here
to read the problem.
Competition finalists have advanced through several rounds of oral argument and have submitted excellent briefs. This year's finalists are:
Seating will be available in the courtroom on a first come, first serve basis with additional seating available in several overflow rooms in the School of Law. Come watch some exciting oral advocacy and great competition!