CHAPTER 10 – LAWYERING SKILLS COMPETITION PROGRAM

10.01. Lawyering Skills Competition Program.

There shall be in the College of Law a Lawyering Skills Competition Program for students in the second and third years of the J.D. program.

Source: Faculty minutes, February 25, 1970, March 13, 1992, March 1, 1995, and September 3, 2003.

10.02. Lawyering Skills Program Director and Executive Committee.

There shall be a Director of the Lawyering Skills Competition Program appointed by the Dean. The Director shall administer all intramural and interscholastic lawyering skills competitions at the College of Law. The Director shall be assisted by an Executive Committee consisting of second and third-year students. The Executive Committee shall consist of a President, Vice-President for Intramural Competitions, Vice-President for Interscholastic Competitions, and such other positions as the Director determines are necessary.

Source: Faculty minutes, February 25, 1970, March 13, 1992, March 1, 1995, and February 16, 2005.

10.03. Appellate Advocacy II.

Appellate Advocacy II, also known as the Herman Competition, is a voluntary intramural appellate advocacy competition for second-year students in the J.D. program. Appellate Advocacy II has two independent components. One component offers additional experience in brief writing and oral argumentation. The other component is the selection of interscholastic moot court competition teams.

Source: Faculty minutes, February 25, 1970, March 13, 1992, March 1, 1995, March 17, 1999, and September 3, 2003.

10.04. Credit for Participation in the Lawyering Skills Program.

All grading in the Lawyering Skills Competition Program shall be on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis. Successful completion of Appellate Advocacy II shall require a suitable quality written product and oral argument as determined by the Director. One credit hour shall be given for successful completion of Appellate Advocacy II. By prior arrangement with the Director, Executive Committee members may receive up to a maximum of two credit hours per year during their membership on the Executive Committee for successful completion of their responsibilities. Members of interscholastic moot court teams selected from the Herman Competition shall receive one credit hour upon approval of the team’s faculty advisor. Members of other interscholastic lawyering competition teams selected by a process approved by the Director shall also receive one credit hour upon approval of the team’s faculty advisor. All interscholastic teams shall have a faculty advisor and approval of the Director before representing the College of Law at an interscholastic competition. A student may receive no more than five 68 credit hours under this rule.

Source: Faculty minutes, February 25, 1970, March 13, 1992, March 1, 1995, December 6, 1995, March 17, 1999, and February 16, 2005.

10.05. Satisfaction of the Non-Seminar Writing Requirement for Members of Interscholastic Moot Court Teams.

The non-seminar writing requirement of Faculty Rule 5.07 may be satisfied for members of moot court teams in interscholastic competitions upon (1) review by the faculty advisor of the writing done by the student and (2) the faculty advisor’s written certification to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs that the writing experience was of sufficient quality and quantity to satisfy the non-seminar writing requirement.

Source: Faculty minutes, February 25, 1970, December 6, 1972, March 13, 1992, and March 1, 1995.

 

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