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    HCMP 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition

    2014 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition 
    May 12–19, 2014

    Competition Committee: 
    Mallory Bouchee
    Darin Jones
    Dane Westermeyer

    The Moot Court Honor Board is proud to announce the 2014 Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their written and oral advocacy skills by writing an appellate brief and presenting an oral argument with a teammate.  All participants will receive points for use in application to the Moot Court Honor Board. 

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    April 4:                        Initial information session (12:30 in Rm. 133) -- Registration opens!
    April 18:                      Registration deadline ($50 registration fee must be submitted)
    April 21–25 (TBD):       Mandatory brief writing training session (12:30 in Rm. TBD)
    April 25:                      Last day to drop out
    April 29:                      Optional citation training session (12:30 in Rm. 138)
    May 2:                        DEADLINE—BRIEF DUE 

    Three (3) paper copies to MCHB office (Room 129) AND two (2) electronic copies (one copy in .pdf format, one copy in either .doc or .docx format) emailed to:

    May 5–9 (TBD):           Mandatory oral argument training session (12:30 in Rm. TBD)
    May 5–9:                     Practice oral rounds—available times will be posted on MCHB door; these are limited and first come first serve
    May 9:                        Team pairings released for first two oral rounds of competition
    May 12–13:                 Preliminary Oral Rounds
    May 14:                      Quarterfinal Rounds
    May 15:                      Semifinal Rounds
    May 19:                      Final Rounds

    Questions?  Email the 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition Committee at


    Dane A Westermeyer,
    Apr 4, 2014, 3:54 PM
    Brooke Howlett,
    Mar 29, 2014, 1:54 PM