Life on the Moot Court Honor Society

Life on the Moot Court Honor Society


The Following is a production of Temple University Beasley School of Law Good evening everybody, and thank you for coming
to the 2010 Polsky Moot Court Competition Inna>I think, unlike the rest of law school where you’re
just kind of reading and given an exam at the end You don’t really get to practice any of the subjects that you learn,
um, this is something where you actually get up and practice a skill. And, to get up and be able to speak or
to write a brief and have it be critiqued and have your performance be critiqued, it definitely gives you feedback as to what you’d
actually be like as an attorney versus just how well you know Criminal Law. Josh>I personally liked the process as a whole because its, I think its
very realistic. Especially for us who are going to be, ya know associates somewhere of first year attorneys for some people. I think
its very realistic because you’re given a packet and told to bring it to life. I think its different than a lot of other things that
the school offers in the sense that you’re not required to do this here or this here this here, it’s really about how you want to do it. Albert>When I first received the packet, I saw the number of
cases and I thought, it was a staggering amount of cases And I really thought to myself, how am I supposed to get through this
and the first two weeks of classes to actually put together a brief. Josh>I almost didn’t write the brief just because, its the end of the summer,
and you know its a lot of work, and once you get the brief done it all just kind of flowed. Albert>But then additionally I would say, keep going through it,
keep working even though the classes have begun and your coursework has begun, because you’re going to find out
things about yourself that you didn’t know. You might find out you’re a great oral advocate, and you thought you were
a good oral advocate, but now you find out you’re a really great oral advocate. Josh>I think it really helps you to, and I think it will help, sort
of develop, um, your skills and your ability to orally argue and things of that nature Inna>From the first round to the final round I think you
definitely see and improvement in your oral performance because you take tips from the other rounds and kind of apply them
so you can only get better. Albert>I’m glad that I didn’t let doubt seep in when at time when
I thought I wasn’t going to be able to get the brief accomplished. I’m glad I didn’t let doubt seep in at times when I thought that
the next rounds were going to be too difficult and I should just call it quits. I learned a lot about my myself throughout the competition. Tyler>I think the best piece of advice I could give is, is do it,
and take it seriously, and do the best that you can because it’s a great experience, and its the first thing that we really did in
law school that people got to see our work product. Before this, its professors that see your exams, it’s your LRW professor
that reads your brief, and its your LRW professor that that you argue to. This is a much more public thing. Its here is
what I’ve been working on, here is what I’ve done, isn’t this great?

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