Serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice at Moritz this November!
Would you like to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice without all the fuss of a Senate confirmation hearing? The Moritz College of Law is in need of 60 people to judge the oral arguments of second-year students in Professor Beazley’s mandatory Appellate Advocacy course. Students in the course research and write a brief for one of four cases currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and then present their cases to the Court in oral arguments.
We need you to join our “Supreme Court of Moritz” panels. As a judge, your responsibilities will include asking questions and providing oral critiques to help give our students a positive oral argument experience. You won't need to do any grading; the oral arguments will be graded by adjunct professors who co-teach the course. If you are able to serve, we’ll send you student brief and bench materials to help you prepare, and you’ll even get your own judicial nameplate (it will be paper instead of bronze, but it is the thought that counts)!
This year students will be arguing one of the following cases: U.S. v. Hayes, Arizona v. Johnson, Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum, or Arizona v. Gant. More information about these cases can be found at http://otd.oyez.org/cases/2008.
The oral arguments are scheduled from 6-9 p.m., November 10, 12, and 13 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) and November 17 and 18 (Monday, Tuesday). Judicial recruiting is handled by Andrew Pullekins, the third-year law student who serves as Director of the Appellate Advocacy Council. If you are interested in serving as a justice, send an e-mail to Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please be sure to include your name, contact information, and the date(s) you are available.
We hope you can join us on the bench!