Each year, the Fall Competition is held early in the fall semester for second year day and third year evening students. The students are responsible for composing an appellate brief based on a hypothetical case. The students are then broken into groups and each person argues one of the positions. The students present their appellate oral argument before a panel of judges composed of Moot Court Board Members. In the Fall Competition, there are two rounds of oral arguments, followed by a Finale showcasing the two competitors with the highest cumulative scores. From the Fall Competition, up to 14 students are invited to join the Moot Court Board based on a composite of their first and second round oral scores and their written brief.
2D and 3E students who have taken, or are in the process of taking, LAWR II can compete in the Fall Competition. If you are a 2D or 3E student, do not register for the Moot Court course offering to compete in the Fall Competition -- you will not be receiving credit for participating in the competition. Instead, you will be given an intent-to-compete form during the moot court informational meeting on Tuesday, September 11th. When you complete and hand in this form, it will serve as notification to the Moot Court Board of your intent to compete in the Fall Competition.
Upon completion of the Fall Competition, up to 14 of the top students will be asked to join the Moot Court Board. The only other way to become a Member of the Moot Court Board is to compete during the Spring in the Myerowitz Competition. However, fewer spots on the Board are reserved for those who do exceptionally well during the Myerowitz Competition. Note that if you are a second year day student taking LAWR II in the Spring, you will not be eligible for the Fall competition. You are encouraged, however, to compete in the Spring.
MANDATORY Informational Meetings for those wishing to compete: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 12pm-1pm in Room 107 or Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 5pm-6pm, also in Room 107. At this meeting, we will discuss the competition and hand out the intent-to-compete forms. The intent-to-compete forms will be due the following Friday, September 14 at 5 pm.
Feel free to contact...
Moot Court President Emily Patterson at OR
Fall Competition Chairpersons Claire Durante and Laura Ruiz at
If you cannot make to the mandatory meeting, please contact Claire Durante or Laura Ruiz immediately.
We look forward to an exciting and successful competition and hope to see everyone at the informational meetings.