Tuesday, August 16, 2005

ACS First Annual Moot Court Competition

The American Constitution Society proudly announces its first annual ACS National Student Moot Court Competition. This annual competition is an opportunity for law students to practice their advocacy skills while enhancing their understanding of constitutional law.

Overview:


Columbia Law School's American Constitution Society chapter and the American Constitution Society will sponsor the first ACS Constitutional Law Moot Court for law students nationwide. Watch our Blog for further details as planning continues: http://columbiaacs.blogspot.com/.

Topic:

The problem and the questions presented will concern felony disfranchisement and its disparate impact on minority communities.

Highlights:


* The competition is open to ACS members at any stage of law school.
* The preliminary round of the competition will take place at Columbia Law School in March 2006.
* In future years we hope to expand the competition to include rounds at various schools around the country.
* The final round of oral arguments will take place at the 2006 ACS National Convention in Washington, DC before a distinguished panel.

Why Participate?

* Boost Oral Advocacy, Research, and Writing Skills
* Develop and Apply Knowledge of Substantive Constitutional Law
* Network with Other Progressive Law Students
* Fulfill your School's Oral Advocacy or Moot Court Requirement (if applicable)


COMPETITION TIMELINE:

September 2005 - Problem published
October 2005 - Entry Deadline
January 2006 - Participant Briefs Due
March 2006 - Oral Arguments at Columbia Law School
July 2006 - Final Round of Arguments at ACS Convention

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help recruit participants contact the Columbia Law School ACS Chapter at ACS@law.columbia.edu.

1 Comments:

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Sink99 said...

Are there any specific dates yet during the month of March so we know whether it conflicts with Jessup?

 

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