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Moot Court Board
Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition
MOOT COURT COMPETITION
March 18 - April 6
Each year, Case Western Reserve University School of Law hosts the Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition, an intramural appellate advocacy tournament named for Dean Walter Thomas Dunmore, who led the law school during one of its most prodigious periods of growth from 1910-1945.
The competition is designed to emphasize:
(a) refinement of the brief-writing skills developed in the first-year Research, Analysis, and Writing course, and
(b) basic skills in appellate oral advocacy.
Second and third year students enrolled in Appellate Practice work throughout the fall and early spring semesters to prepare their briefs and oral arguments. They then argue against each other in an NCAA bracket style competition judged by faculty members, local judges, and experienced practitioners. Traditionally, the final round of each year's Dunmore Competition is judged by distinguished federal and state judges and justices.
Recent final round judges include the Hon. Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Hon. Diane Sykes, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hon. Theodore McKee, Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hon. Helene White, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hon. David McKeague, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hon. Solomon Oliver, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Ohio, the Hon. Dan Polster, Northern District of Ohio, and the Hon. James Gwin, Northern District of Ohio.
This year's problem incorporates substantive questions arising under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and procedural questions related to the certification of partial final judgment under Federal Civil Rule 54(b).
2013 Dunmore Competition Finals
Saturday, April 6, 2013