Courts on Campus
These exhibitions give UDM students a first-hand look at what it is like to practice before a trial or appellate court. In the past several years, the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan have held official court sessions at UDM. During the hearing day, attorneys present their arguments, and the Justices and attorneys frequently take extra time to give advice to students. These events are always well attended and touted as a tremendous learning opportunity.
Faculty Moot Court Presentation
In the spring semester, several weeks before the first-year moot court competition, two faculty members argue an appellate case before a panel of student judges. The event is intended to be a “nuts and bolts” moot court presentation, showcasing basic moot court mechanics, the structure of a moot court argument, how to answer questions, etc.) There is a question and answer period afterward, when students can discuss what they saw and ask questions of the presenters and student judges.