Gallagher Professional Responsibility Appellate Moot Court Competition Law (6004)

Each year, the Moot Court Board of Advocates sponsors an appellate moot court competition for all upperclass UDM students. The competition is designed to improve students' written and oral advocacy skills. Students will attend a two-hour introductory competition/writing workshop at the beginning of the fall term. At the meeting, competitors will receive information about the competition and will discuss the legal issues presented in the competition problem. There will also be a lecture on writing skills and processes. Several weeks after the competition problem is distributed, competitors will submit a written brief. The briefs will be reviewed by faculty brief graders and returned to the competitors with written comments. Competitors will improve the brief, based on the written feedback received, and submit a final revised version. Competitors also prepare oral arguments, practice these arguments with faculty, student coaches, or other volunteers for a minimum of 2.5 hours, then compete in the preliminary and advanced oral argument rounds. Prizes will be awarded. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 to register for academic credit in this course.

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  • Credits: 1