April 25, 2024

1L Moot Court Tournament

1L Moot Court Tournament

During the week of April 8th, 2024, Judges and legal employers widely recognize moot court as a law school activity that prepares students for the practice of law. The ASL students in Legal Process II recently had the opportunity to demonstrate their legal analysis skills in both written and oral form. They learned how to be effective advocates as they participated in the 1L Moot Court Tournament. Moot court is a vital resume builder, especially for students seeking a judicial clerkship.

The 1L Moot Court Tournament’s purpose is to train students in the development, use, and practice of written and oral appellate advocacy skills. It also provides our faculty advisors with an opportunity to select students to represent Appalachian School of Law in intercollegiate moot court competitions. The Legal Process faculty taught the 1L law students the skills necessary for moot court.

The Legal Process curriculum requires all first-year law students to compete in the 1L Moot Court Tournament. The curriculum focuses on the importance of both strong writing and oral skills. This year, the finalists of the 1L Moot Court Tournament were Allainah Easterling, Taylor Schmook, Joshua Ramsey, and Cody Tackett. Allainah Easterling was our final winner! Congratulations to all of our finalists!

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