MOOT COURT COMPETITION
The ABA Law Student Division needs 1,500 licensed attorneys to serve as moot court competition judges in February / March at federal and state courthouses in Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Seattle. Please visit www.ambar.org/lsdnaacjudgepage for specific details about the regional moot court competitions and to sign up to be an oral argument judge.
Action Item: Thank you
- Register to judge the Seattle Regional National Appeallate Advocacy Competition
- Please forward this email to any colleagues who may also be interested in volunteering to judge the competition.
The ABA Law Student Division invites you to participate as an oral argument judge for the 2013-14 Seattle Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). This moot court competition takes place February 21-23, 2014 at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
You may have received this message previously and responded; however, we still need approximately 100 more judges for the regional competition and we need your help. If you have any colleagues who may be interested in participating as a volunteer judge, please forward this message to them. Judging assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Within 10 business days after receipt of your form, we will send an email confirming judging assignments. Later this month, we will provide a bench memorandum, the problem (record), and instructions on judging. Reviewing these materials is the only preparation required of competition judges.
This year’s case involves two questions. The first examines the difference between “use” and “access” to determine whether an intern violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when she removed some of her work from the company’s computer files just before resigning her position. The second addresses whether a law student intern qualifies as an “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is thus entitled to compensation.
As a judge, you will have the opportunity to interact with the finest advocates from law schools across the country. With 203 teams from 118 ABA-approved law schools competing at the regional level, NAAC is one of the largest moot court competitions in the country.
The rounds take place in the late afternoon on Friday, February 21, all day on Saturday, February 22, and in the afternoon on Sunday, February 23.
Round 1: Friday, Feburary 21 (4:30 pm to 8:45 pm)
Round 2: Saturday, Feburary 22 (8:30 am to 12:45 pm)
Round 3: Saturday, February 22 (1:30 pm to 5:45 pm)
Round 4: Sunday, Feburary 23 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Round 5: Sunday, Feburary 23 (3:30 pm to 6:00 pm)
**Competition start times are approximate and may change depending on the needs of the court.
If you are willing to serve as a judge, please enter your contact information and round selection on the form located at:
We need approximately 200 judges for the regional competition. If you have any colleagues who may be interested in participating as a volunteer judge, please forward this message to them. Judging assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Within 10 business days after receipt of your form, we will send an email confirming receipt of your registration. Beginning in late January, we will provide a bench memorandum, the problem (record), and instructions on judging. Reviewing these materials is the only preparation required of competition judges.
CLE CREDIT INFORMATION
The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition is seeking CLE credit in the states of Washington and New York.
Please contact Sara Stretch at 312.988.5621 or at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The development of oral and written advocacy skills is very important in the context of legal practice. We sincerely hope you will be able to participate in this great learning experience for law students by serving as a judge.
Thank you for considering this invitation.