Judging and CLE Credit

Our competitions rely on volunteer judges, without whom we could not provide these valuable experiences to the students. This is a great opportunity for practitioners from the community to assist the next generation of attorneys in gaining valuable experience and knowledge. In turn, the BOA provides the volunteer judges with thanks, CLE credits, and dinner. The number of CLE credits varies between 3.6 and 4.8 hours per night judged, depending on the time commitment of each round of competition. This is a great way to earn CLE credit as you receive credit for each night of participation.

We mail out registration packets to all the volunteers in our database before each competition. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be included, please provide your information on the “Interested in Becoming a Judge?” form below.

Upcoming Opportunity: Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition

This year’s Fall Moot Court Competition, open to Mizzou Law’s 2L and 3L students, will be held August 25-28, 2014.  The competition simulates the steps involved in the appellate process by challenging students to argue their written brief, which they wrote over the summer break, in front of a panel of judges like you.  

We need your help judging these aspiring legal advocates during the evenings of Aug. 25-27 at Mizzou Law from approximately 6:15 pm until 10:00 pm.  We ask that you arrive at 6:15 pm to check-in, enjoy a complimentary dinner, and attend a brief judges meeting before the competition begins at 7:00 pm.  You will also receive CLE credits for your time.

All competitors argue “on brief” the first night of the competition and then “off brief” the second night. Twelve 2L students move on to the Semi-Final rounds and then the top six 2Ls will advance to the Final Rounds to present their arguments before a panel of current and former Missouri Supreme Court Judges in Jefferson City, Missouri. At the conclusion of the Final Rounds, the Judges will announce the Top 2L Oral Advocate and the Top 2L Appellate Brief. All 2L Finalists will become the University of Missouri’s Moot Court Team. 3Ls do not advance to the Semi-Finals or Finals. However, awards are presented for Top 3L Oral Advocate and Top 3L Appellate Brief.

On behalf of MU Law’s Board of Advocates, we hope that you join us as a judge for what we expect to be an exciting and excellent Fall Moot Court Competition.

To serve as a judge for this competition, please follow this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faca72ca0f94-2014. You will be directed to a website allowing you to select a date and time slot that works with your schedule.
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