This semester at St. John's, I am teaching Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis to 1L students. Their final project for the course is an oral argument before a mock panel of the Appellate Division.
This year I am teaching 22 students in the evening program. Since many evening students work full-time during the day and attend classes at night, I have scheduled most of their arguments for Sunday, April 17, 2011. Two students will argue on Thursday, April 14. Judges will receive a short bench memo in advance. Students will each argue for about 5 minutes and then receive a brief critique from the panel. You are welcome to serve on as few or as many sessions as you'd like; the schedule is below. All arguments will be in the St. John's Law School Moot Court Room at our Queens campus.
If you are an "experienced attorney," your participation will earn 1.0 CLE credits per hour. "Newly admitted attorneys," however, are not eligible for moot court-related CLE credit.
Last year's students raved about the experience and genuinely appreciated being able to argue in front of practicing attorneys. If you are interested in volunteering, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate which time slots you would like to judge. The available times are:
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm