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How are you preparing to argue the case, Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, before the U.S. Supreme Court?

Deborah Merritt"I am steeping myself in the facts and law of the case. I have reviewed every page in the record and am digesting hundreds of cases. I am also reading more broadly about the parties' business interests and background; I want to understand the full context of the dispute. I am studying excellent briefs written by other lawyers and listening to recorded Supreme Court arguments.

For the oral argument, I will practice, practice, practice — giving moot arguments before students, colleagues, and friends. I'll encourage them to be critical, so I can learn from my mistakes. Together, we’ll try to anticipate every question a Justice could ask.

Preparation builds confidence, but mental imagery helps too. I envision stepping calmly to the podium, looking up at the Court, and confidently stating 'Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the Court...'"

Deborah Jones Merritt
John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law


Mary Beth  BeazleyMary Beth Beazley
Associate Professor of Law; Director of Legal Writing

Sanford N. Caust-EllenbogenSanford N. Caust-Ellenbogen
Associate Professor of Law

Martha  ChamallasMartha Chamallas
Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law

Amy J. CohenAmy J. Cohen
Associate Professor of Law

Sarah Rudolph ColeSarah Rudolph Cole
John W. Bricker Professor of Law; Director, Program on Dispute Resolution

Elizabeth Ilgen CookeElizabeth Ilgen Cooke
Clinical Professor of Law

Ellen E. DeasonEllen E. Deason
Joanne Wharton Murphy/Classes of 1965 and 1973 Professor in Law

David A. GoldbergerDavid A. Goldberger
Professor Emeritus of Law

Arthur F. GreenbaumArthur F. Greenbaum
James W. Shocknessy Professor of Law

Deborah Jones MerrittDeborah Jones Merritt
John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law; Courtesy Professor of Sociology; Courtesy Professor of Public Policy and Management, and Associate Faculty Member in Women's Studies

Kathy Seward NorthernKathy Seward Northern
Associate Dean for Admissions; Associate Professor of Law

Ric  SimmonsRic Simmons
Professor of Law

Joseph B. StulbergJoseph B. Stulberg
Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Daniel P. TokajiDaniel P. Tokaji
Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Election Law @ Moritz

Charles E. WilsonCharles E. Wilson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Law