Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
MBA seeks judges for National Moot Court Competition
The Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston College Law School
are seeking lawyers available to serve on a panel of judges for one
of the arguments in the New England Regional Round of the National
Moot Court Competition. This is the 61st National Moot
Court Competition run by the American College of Trial Lawyers and
the Bar of the City of New York.
Arguments are being held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 20, at either the Adams Courthouse or Suffolk Law
School, and semifinal arguments will be held at 11 a.m. on
Sunday, Nov. 21, at Suffolk Law School.
The judges are not asked to decide the merits; instead, judges are
to rate the advocacy skills of the students. Briefs have been
separately graded. A bench memorandum will provide all the
information needed about the case and the issues raised.
The problem is a fictional Supreme Court lawsuit raising two
issues: the federal standard for a preliminary injunction
[probability of success or "serious questions"]; and ERISA
preemption of a local health care ordinance funding an indigent
health care program with assessments on employers.
Please respond indicating what
argument(s) you can judge to [e-mail tcarey] or
by phone at (617) 371-1077.