National NALSA Moot Court Competition Needs Judges!

National NALSA Moot Court Competition

Lewis & Clark Law School is hosting the National NALSA Moot Court Competition (http://nationalnalsa.org/events/mootcourt/)(http://law.lclark.edu/student_groups/nalsa/moot_court/) this spring and we are in need of volunteers to be “judges” during the competition.

The competition is designed to simulate the practice of law. The annual event requires competing law students, in 2-person teams, to conduct research and write legal briefs, without assistance from professors or others, and argue against other student teams at the competition. The National NALSA Moot Court Competition is the largest National Moot Court Competition that focuses on Native American issues. This year, we have 60 teams competing from 24 law schools.

Professor Robert Miller is the competition problem writer and our development team is working hard to organize a successful National NALSA Moot Court Competition. The competition problem can be found here.  You can also register for the competition on our website.

Being a judge will not require a specialty in Federal Indian law. The basic skills of oral advocacy is what will be judged and the Moot Court development team will provide all judges will a bench memo that provide the problem, issues, and potential arguments of the competition along with an orientation the night before the Friday competition day.

The competition rounds will be held on February 22-23, 2013 and will require close to 200 judges to execute. There are three rounds of competitions to determine which teams will advance to the final rounds on Saturday.

Hosting this event necessitates assistance from our legal community and we need your help! We need judges on the first day of the competition:  Friday, February 22, 2013.

If you are interested in judging during the competition, please just click here and fill out this form.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact nalsa@lclark.edu.  Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in February!

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