University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Law School Continues to Impress in National Contests, Reports Badger Herald

The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Moot Court team continues to draw national acclaim for the university after several top finishes in national competitions, said a Badger Herald piece.

UW Law School teams have achieved recent success at national competitions, finishing highly in contests in Washington D.C. and Chicago, Moot Court President Larry Fogel said.

Fogel said UW also hosted the Evans Moot Court competition last weekend with a focus on constitutional issues, which was attended by teams from “literally all across the country.”

Moot court consists of two components. First, a team submits a brief — a statement that covers their appellate argument — that is read by a panel of judges and graded. Then, the team appears in front of the panel to argue their case.

“Students gain good writing skills and effective oral advocacy, in addition to academic credit,” Fogel said.

Fogel said UW competitions bear similarity to other moot court competitions held at universities around the country. He added that although UW teams did not compete, members focused their efforts on recruiting prestigious judges from the Madison area, including sitting judges from the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

To read the original Badger Herald article, click here.

To learn more about UW Law School Moot Court, click here.

Submitted by UW Law News on April 1, 2011

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