- Further development of persuasive writing/appellate briefwriting techniques and oral communication and advocacy skills
Section 001, Spring 2019
This is a three-round elimination competition in appellate advocacy. The first round occurs in the autumn term. In this round, each student briefs one issue of a two-issue case and engages in oral arguments before benches composed of lawyers and judges.
Some number of competitors advance to the spring semi-final round on the basis of brief and oral scores received from the fall benches. The top-scoring four students from the spring semi-final round argue in the final round before a bench of distinguished judges and a large audience. Finalists may be assigned by the Director/Co-Directors to either side of either issue. Finalists are given an opportunity to revise their briefs. The Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize is awarded for the best oral argument in the Final Round as determined by the judges.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation) (Minor writing credit is available for upperclass students upon submission of completed brief to the Faculty Director of the Moot Court Program for review.)
Section 001, Spring 2020