1Ls: Sign up for the First Year Oral Argument Competition!
Posted March 18th, 2014 by Lindsey Howard
1Ls: As you know, First Year Oral Arguments areat the Hall of Justice. This will be your first chance (unless you've done a practice round) to argue your appellate brief in a formal setting. But, it doesn't have to end there! The First Year Oral Argument Competition starts ! Compete against your classmates for cash prizes while arguing the same brief you prepared for FYOA!
Preliminary Rounds arethe 24 and the 25, and are judged by Moot Court Board members. (Times & locations TBA.)
The top eight competitors advance to the Quarter-Final round onfrom Moot Court Board alumni & local attorneys judge these rounds.
The top four competitors advance to the Semi-Final round onfrom District Court and Circuit Court judges will judge this round.
Finally, the top two competitors advance to the Final Round on Friday, March 28th fromJudges from the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court will judge this round.
All students are invited to observe these rounds.
Cash Prizes are involved - $500 for first place and $250 for second place!
Sign-up sheets will be available on the MCB door starting Tuesday, March 18. A sign-up sheet will also be availableat the Hall of Justice. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 23rd at noon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mia Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck, and we highly urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity!