2012 Moot Court Newsletter
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Tulane Moot Court is one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. Each year we provide students of all experience levels with the opportunity to work collaboratively and sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills; skills that they will be called on to use throughout their careers, and which can only be developed through practice.
The Moot Court program was founded in 1929 by a small group of Tulane Law students, including the legendary U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge, John Minor Wisdom. In fact, Tulane Moot Court is among the oldest and most visible programs of its kind in the nation; alumni include state and federal judges, members of Congress, U.S. Ambassadors, and state governors.
Each year 2L and 3L students earn academic credit by competing in a number of national and international moot court competitions. We send our Interschool teams to Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation & Mediation), and Trial competitions across the country, as well as to the Vis Arbitration Competition in Vienna, Austria. Our teams have been very successful in the past few years. The Tulane Lousiana State Bar Association Competition team were the 2012 Competition Winners, making Tulane University Law School the reigning state champions for the second year in a row.
In addition to team successes, Tulane students have also received indivdual recognition for their performances. Nicole Schneider received an award for "Best Oralist" at the 2012 Pace Environmental Appellate Competition. Steve Sanders and Adam Smith also received awards for "Best Oralist" at the 2012 Inter- American Sustainable Development Appellate Competition. At the 2012 INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament, Cory Grant won 5th Place as an Individual Mediator. For a full list of our awards, please see the Interschool Competitions page.
The Tulane Intraschool Competition offers an additional way for student to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. All first-year students participate in the 1L Appellate Open, which is run in conjunction with the Legal Research and Writing Program. 1Ls may also choose to participate in the 1L Trial Open. 2L and 3L students compete in the Junior (2L) or Senior (3L) Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Trial competitions. Junior Finalists are invited to join the Moot Court Board during their 3L year, while the names of the top two Senior Finalists in each competition are engraved in the marbles in Room 110. Tulane's Senior Champions for 2012 are Matthew Horton, Molly Gilmore, Arly Smith-Pearson, Terence Wise, Brandy Gann, and Lauren Newhart. Congratulations to you all!
For more information on the Tulane Moot Court Program, please view our organization Chart, or contact Demetrius D. Sumner, Chief Justice, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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