On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I am pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in our Appellate Advocacy competition, which will be conducted online this winter. This competition will run via Zoom from February 16th to February 19th, with two separate brackets (one for 1Ls, one for 2L and 3L students). More information about the competition, including a complete schedule for the days volunteer judges are needed may be found at the bottom of this email. Be aware that dates will be removed as judges’ spaces are filled.
This year’s problem has a COVID/global pandemic focus. The issues presented on appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States are:
1. Whether a consumer must suffer actual concrete damages for that consumer to have standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?
2. Whether an unsolicited text message disclosing blood test results would be highly offense to a reasonable person as defined by section 652B of the Second Restatement of Torts?
We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. Particularly in this online academic environment, any practical experience we can offer our students is crucial and we cannot do it without our volunteer judges! As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. For your service as a judge you will receive:
3 free CLE credits and 2.5 credits for each additional night judged*
You may register to serve as a judge for the competition using this sign up form.
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.