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Emory Law hosts Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

A. Kenyatta Greer |

The Emory Moot Court Society hosts the ninth annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11.

A number of law schools will compete, including students from University of San Diego, Baylor, Vermont, Florida Coastal, Georgia, Georgia State, North Carolina Central, and others.

The tournament starts with open rounds, then the teams will be pared down to quarter-finalists and semi-finalists before finalists are chosen. The rounds leading up to the final will be judged by approximately 60 volunteer lawyers from the Atlanta community. The final round is decided by judges from the Fifth Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, and the Georgia Supreme Court.

The Moot Court Society is a competitive, student-run organization that provides experiential opportunities to develop oral advocacy and brief-writing skills. Emory Law students organize and host the annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, which is held at Emory Law in the fall each semester.