Monday, February 2, 2015

Opportunities for those appellately inclined

H&L's Lisa Perrochet shares the following message and opportunities:

Give back to the community?  Check!
Earn MCLE?  Check! 
Modest time commitment for warm fuzzy feeling of helping some amazing students?  Check!
I’ve done both of these in years past, and the students are really great.

1)      UCLA could use some volunteers for their Spring Moot Court Competition on Saturday, March 7.  There’s a one-hour training seminar you can attend the day of the competition, for which one hour of MCLE is provided.  You then judge and score the students’ performances.  I think signups are needed ASAP; details will go out in the next week.  The signup information can be accessed here

Contact people:
Natalie Muscatello and Charles Linehan
External Affairs Committee
UCLA Moot Court Honors Board

2)      Loyola could use some volunteers for first-year students’ oral argument component of their Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills Program.  I am told that if you sign up, you will be asked whether you would like to judge on the evening of March 24, 25 or 26.  A light supper is provided in advance, and an optional reception follows.  No scoring; just feedback.  For more info, see this brochure.  (The brochure says this starts on March 23, but they apparently consolidated the schedule and dropped that date.)

Contact people:
Cindy Archer
Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Legal Writing & Lawyering Skills 
Linda Wysocky
Faculty Legal Assistant
Loyola Law School Los Angeles213-736-1075