If you would like to volunteer as a brief grader, a judge, or both for our 2021 Alumni Torts Competition occurring September 24th – 26th, 2021, please sign up at this link.
All judges must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while indoors. All students are also required to show proof of vaccination and will wear masks at all times while indoors. Judges and students will be socially distanced in the classrooms. After you sign up to judge, a separate email will be sent with instructions on how to upload your vaccination information to the School of Law. All data regarding vaccinations will be supervised by the School of Law (as opposed to individual student groups).
The time commitment for each day will be approximately three hours. You will be fed no matter what time you participate as a judge! An email containing more information and a bench brief will be sent out approximately one week before the tournament.
Local attorneys and judges are encouraged to volunteer as judges for one or more of the three tournaments the Appellate Moot Court Board hosts each year.
All volunteer judges are provided with competition materials and a summary of the competition problem approximately one week prior to the competition commencement. At the tournament, the Board provides comprehensive judging instructions while volunteer judges are treated to a meal before oral argument rounds begin.
On average, a single moot court tournament requires approximately 200 volunteer judges over the course of several days. Without volunteers, our tournaments and our program would not exist. These tournaments provide valuable opportunities for law students to practice legal research, writing, and oral advocacy outside the classroom.
Thank you for your continued support!
Contact us below to volunteer as a judge at future tournaments.