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POLS 3070 - Moot Court

Credits: (3)
Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
Description: Students in teams of two prepare appellate arguments based on a hypothetical case with Constitutional Law issues that are argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Students develop legal arguments and briefs for both the petitioner and the respondent for two issues based on a closed set of approximately twenty real Supreme Court cases.  Students are required to make use of existing Supreme Curt precedents in addition to arguing the facts in the hypothetical case.  Students develop, prepare, and practice their arguments with one another in class and compete against other teams in the Western Regional Moot Court competition held in November in California.  Counselors are judged by a panel typically made up of law school professors, attorneys, and graduate and law school students.
Suggested Requisite(s): Recommend prior constitutional law and legal studies coursework, but not required.



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