Practitioners

Coaches

Moot Court Coaches are absolutely essential to the success of Seattle University's Regional Moot Court Competitors. This is a great opportunity for practitioners to impart real world experience to students who have not had a chance to practice their skills in a real world environment. Coaches commit to training students at least twice a week in the months leading up to a regional or national competition. They then travel to the competition with the students to provide on-site coaching. The Moot Court Board is in debt to the dedicated women and men who continue to offer their time as coaches.

If you are interested in volunteering your time as a Seattle University Moot Court Board coach, please contact the In-House Competition Chair.

Judges

Competition judges are always needed and are greatly appreciated!

The success of Moot Court events at the Seattle University School of Law depends upon the active participation of the King, Snohomish, and Pierce County attorney community. Members of the bar make the program successful by judging competitions, advising and coaching regional and national teams, and by hosting workshops on oral and written advocacy at the Law School. As an educational venture, the Moot Court program at the Law School greatly benefits from the wisdom and perspective of actual practitioners.

A typical evening competition round lasts from 3 to 4 hours, during which judges have the opportunity to watch and then critique Moot Court participants. Judges are provided summary materials - including a bench brief - prior to the competition; no particularized knowledge of a specific area of law is required to judge. Judges serve on three-person panels, providing an opportunity to interact with peers in the legal community.

We hope that you will take a look at our competition schedule for this academic year and volunteer your time.

For more information or to register to be a judge, call the Moot Court Board office at (206) 398-4345 or e-mail our Chair.

CLE Information

The Moot Court Board is able to award Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits to judges.  We provide a half hour discussion of the problem and scoring requirements immediately prior to start of each competition. Judges earn one CLE credit for each hour of participation.  A sign-in sheet is provided at the check in table and required for CLE credits.

For more information, please call the Moot Court Board office at (206) 398-4345 or e-mail our Chair.