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U of M Law School Will Host Regional Moot Court Competition Nov. 11-13 University News
For release: November 9, 2010

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host the regional competition for the 2010 National Moot Court Competition this Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13. Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the New York City Bar, the competition will bring law students, law professors, attorneys, and judges from throughout the region to the U of M Law School.

The region includes law schools from Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Attorneys and judges will serve as Moot Court judges.

Participating schools will include the U of M, Cumberland School of Law, Faulkner University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University (New Orleans), the University of Mississippi, Mississippi College School of Law, the University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University.

The Moot Court competition is designed to help law students improve their skills in writing briefs and in oral advocacy. Participants must write a legal brief without outside help and then present oral arguments to a panel that serves as a mock Supreme Court.

“This is a great opportunity for the University of Memphis School of Law, and we are very honored to host this regional competition,” said Jodi Wilson, director of legal methods and assistant professor of law, who is serving as coordinator for the competition.

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is located at 1 North Front Street in downtown Memphis. The elegant Classic Revival building once housed the U.S. Customs House and Post Office. It features two courtrooms that offer students a real-world environment in which to train.

For more information, e-mail the University of Memphis Moot Court Board at mootcourt@memphis.edu  or Jodi Wilson at jlwlson2@memphis.edu

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