Moot Court Judges Needed for January and February Dates

01/28/2013 5:30 PM | Anonymous

Dear Potential Judges:

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I would like to invite you to participate as a judge in our two competitions this winter.

  • The 2013 Contracts Negotiations Competition (Monday, January 28-Thursday, January 31).
  • The 2013 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition (Monday, February 25- Thursday, February 28).

More information about each competition and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email. For your service as a judge, you may receive 3 free CLE credits per competition or, 5.5 credits for judging both.* Free parking and a meal are provided. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate.

You may REGISTER to serve as a judge using the following online sign-up sheet (Note that these sign-up sheets cover the preliminary rounds through the semifinal round. Final round judges are recruited on an individual basis.)

CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2013 Contracts Negotiations Competition

CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2013 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition

As a judge, you will provide feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. We welcome attorneys from all practice areas. We will provide you with details regarding the problem and fact pattern in advance of the competition. Judging for a UWLS competition is an opportunity to provide law students with valuable feedback on their trial advocacy skills. Volunteer judges are also invaluable to the continued success of the Moot Court Honor Board and the in-house competition program.

If you are unable to serve as a judge for either of these competitions, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions (or would like to be removed from our judge database), please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions regarding the competition can be sent to judges@uw.edu.

Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competitions.


Sincerely,
Ashley J. Sherwood
Vice President of Judges
UW Moot Court Honor Board

*Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. WBSA regulations restrict the number of CLE credits you may receive for judging moot court competitions to 6 CLE credits per three-year reporting period. Note that you will receive 3 credits if you judge one round, but 5.5 if you judge a round in both competitions. This is because pre-competition training counts for .5 credits, but it is identical for both competitions, and so cannot be counted twice.

2013 Contracts Negotiation

Competition Schedule

The Contracts Negotiation Competition provides an interactive setting where first, second and third year law students role-play as advocates for a client’s interests. In the preliminary rounds, students will negotiate in pairs with other teams and complete term sheets dealing with the outcome of the negotiation. After the qualifying rounds, the best teams will advance and tackle shorter scenarios in the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds.


Monday, 1/28/2013: Preliminary Round #1

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Tuesday, 1/29/2013: Preliminary Round #2

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Wednesday, 1/30/2013: Quarterfinal Round

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Thursday, 1/31/2013: Semifinal Round

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Monday, 2/4/2013: Final Round * Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments.

2013 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy

Competition Schedule

The Judson Falknor Competition is open to second and third year students and provides them with the opportunity to practice their brief-writing and oral advocacy abilities. In this competition, competitors will advance from the preliminary rounds through three elimination rounds based on persuasive ability and legal analysis. The competition features two preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds (quarterfinal, semifinal, and final).


Monday, 2/25/2013: Preliminary Round #1

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Tuesday, 2/26/2013: Preliminary Round #2

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Wednesday, 2/27/2013: Quarterfinal Round

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Thursday, 2/28/2013: Semifinal Round

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.

Monday, 3/4/2013: Final Round * Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.

6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments.



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Jen Goldstein

Juris Doctor Candidate | University of Washington School of Law

Master's Degree in Legislative Affairs | The George Washington University

Bachelor's Degree in Women's Studies | The George Washington University

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(954) 263-6221
jennifersgoldstein@gmail.com

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