Dear Members of the Graduating Class of 2011;
All graduating third year students who qualify are invited to submit applications for membership in the The Order of Barristers.
The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school advocacy programs. The Order provides national recognition for persons who have excelled in advocacy and service in law school, and honors those graduating 3Ls who have demonstrated outstanding ability in the preparation and presentation of moot court arguments.
Students excelling in oral advocacy and brief writing skills are selected for membership based on the following six criteria. If you meet at least two of the criteria listed, you are eligible to self-nominate.
1. Membership in an interscholastic traveling team
2. Participating in competitions for interscholastic teams
3. Participation and performance in the administration of moot court programs
4. Participation and performance in intra-school competitions
5. Participation and performance in a teaching program for brief writing and/or oral advocacy skills for other law students (i.e., writing TA)
6. Performance record in the writing and/or oral advocacy courses.
To apply for this award please submit a current resume as well as a one to two page narrative describing how you have achieved at least two of the six qualifying criteria and why you should be selected, to Victoria.Trotta@asu.edu or deliver it to the Law Library Administrative Offices by Monday, March 21 by noon. [NB: please be sure you are sending to the proper address. We have a recent graduate who is Victoria.C.Trotta and you may have that email address in your contacts list. I will not receive it if it goes to the wrong email address.]
The ten law students awarded with The Order of Barristers will be recognized at the Moot Court Banquet at Friday’s Front Row on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Also, the ten names will be listed in the convocation program for the College of Law.
Please contact me with questions, Thank you.
Tory Trotta, Moot Court Advisor
The Executive Moot Court Board would like to congratulate Taylor Alberstadt and Nikolas Forner for their placement as semi-finalists at the 4th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition which took place on February 10-11 at Tulane University. This was the second year that ASU has sent a team to this competition.
The National Baseball Arbitration Competition is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). Like other law school moot court competitions, the National Baseball Arbitration Competition’s main goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. The competition, however, is unique in that it allows law students to sharpen these skills within the specialized context of MLB’s salary arbitration proceedings.
Interested in getting more involved with Moot Court?
The Executive Moot Court Board is now recruiting current 1L and 2L students interested in becoming a board member. EMCB’s annual spring recruitment requires applicants to be in good academic standing and willing to commit to the board for the remainder of their time at the law school. Those interested should attend our Informational Meeting (lunch provided) on FEBRUARY 28, 2011 at 12:30pm in room 116. During the meeting, we shall discuss the application process and answer questions pertaining to the requirements of the board positions.
The application includes a resume and a brief statement of interest (included together in ONE document) to be emailed to Molly Haas (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the March 28th deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the recruitment committee, and those selected for a brief interview will be contacted to choose an available date and time to sit with the committee. Questions pertaining to the application or recruitment process can be directed to Molly Haas and/or Christine Jones (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
ONE Document that includes:
1. Current Resume
2. Brief Statement of Interest (1-page)
(Please send only Microsoft Word or PDF documents – No Word Perfect)
Email Application to: Molly Haas
Informational Meeting: Monday, FEBRUARY 28, 2011 (12:30pm in Room 116)