Rhetoric 2003 Moot Court
The 2003 Moot Court problem deals with a case related to actions by the Federal government in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More specifically the court must decide whether the Immigration and Naturalization Service may conduct private hearings on deportation proceedings. The case pits an individuals right to an open and fair trail against the Governments interest in national security.
Students are given materials and coaching necessary for arguing a hypothetical case before a panel of judges. Competition comes from fellow students who are assigned the opposing argument. Prior legal knowledge or experience is not necessary for participation. The event is geared for undergraduates and research materials are prepared and distributed to each participant. In addition, tutoring sessions run by practicing attorneys are provided for those interested.
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