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Moot Court Course:  Law 872

Students participating and representing Pace Law School in the inter-school Moot Court Competitions will be eligible to receive two academic credits.  Eligible competitions are determined by the Director of the Moot Court Competition.  Students who have competed in the following competitions have received two academic credits in the past:

  • The Animal Advocacy Moot Court Competition
  • The Clive M. Schmitthoff International Essay Competition
  • The Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  •  The International Criminal Moot Court
  • The International Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • The National Black Law Students Association’s Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • The National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • The National Moot Court Competition
  • The Pace Law School Grand Moot Competition
  • The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Advanced Appellate Advocacy: Law 849

This course offers advanced training in written and oral advocacy. Subjects covered include structuring written and oral arguments, understanding a court's scope of review, persuasive use of authority, drafting a statement of facts, persuasive writing style, and courtroom skills.
There are five separate sections. Each section addresses a different subject matter and has different scheduling requirements and assignments. Each section meets approximately six times during the semester and culminates in an oral argument.

Enrollment is limited and is only open to second-year day students and second- and third-year evening students. Each section is limited to 18 students. Total enrollment is limited to the top 42 students selected from the Louis V. Fasulo First Year Moot Court Competition. Students from the Louis V. Fasulo First Year Moot Court Competition or top oralist are invited to take this course. Students selected for the Grand Moot program will be automatically enrolled in a two credit Fall 2009 semester section of Advanced Appellate Advocacy.