Judge this year's first-year Ames Moot Court

The Harvard Law School Board of Student Advisers is pleased to invite you to judge this year’s first-year Ames Moot Court.

If you are interested in judging, please register by completing the Harvard Ames Moot Court Judge Sign-Up Form by Wednesday March 23rd.

The first-year Ames Moot Court is a required part of the 1L experience at Harvard Law School.  In their second semester of Legal Research and Writing, first-year students write appellate briefs and participate in oral arguments in support of their briefs.  Each oral argument is judged by a three member panel, ideally comprised of one practitioner, one faculty member, and one upper-level student.

This year’s oral arguments will be held on
April 9-12 at 7:15 pm and 8:45 pm.  Volunteers can judge as few as one evening or for all evenings depending on your schedule. Judges are provided copies of the students’ briefs, the appellate record, a comprehensive bench memo, and sample questions.  Free dinner will also be provided to judges before the first argument each of those evenings.  If you are able to volunteer to judge even one evening that week, you would provide a tremendous benefit to first-year students by giving constructive criticism based on your real world experience.  In addition, judging the first-year Ames Moot Court is a fun way to do pro bono work and is an opportunity to connect with students as they consider future job opportunities.

Students this year have been assigned to brief and argue either Beckett v. Wingate Rifle Co., United States v. Hark, or Weston v. Good TV, Inc. If you are interested in reading a brief description of the cases before signing up, you can email ameshls@gmail.com.

If you are interested in judging, please register by completing the Harvard Ames Moot Court Judge Sign-Up Form.  Please indicate whether you plan to attend the dinner and whether you would prefer to receive all materials in electronic form.  For our planning purposes, we are asking that you please respond by Wednesday, March 23rd.  In addition, please feel free to extend this invitation to colleagues that you think might be interested in judging the Ames Moot Court.

More information about the Ames Moot Court can be found on our website: http://hlsorgs.com/bsa/. Please don't hesitate to contact our Ames Chair at ameshls@gmail.com with questions.  We hope to see you in April!

Last modified: September 22, 2014

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