Moot Court at Hastings is no joke. We’re #1 in the nation and gunning to stay that way. My mentor, Joanna, a 2L who is on the Moot Court team, invited me to sign up to “judge” and watch a practice.
So I did. I had no idea what I was in for.
I was so impressed.
Moot Court is appellate court. There are two people each on the petitioner and respondent sides and they present their arguments, in turn, in front of a “panel of judges” – aka me and some other people.
The substantive meat of the research and the calm, intelligent, and knowledgeable quality of presentation was honestly amazing. And apparently this is only halfway through their practice season before competition starts. So they still have room to polish up and get in even better shape. The judges (besides me) were great too with their questions. I mean, they basically barraged the presenter’s with questions. Intrusive, interrupting, redirecting, clarifying questions. I loved it.
I really want to see a real competition.
In other news, I spent the other 10 hours of today working on my second memo. And then got another Treesitter sandwich from Bite for dinner. It’s a hard-boiled egg, sprouts, pickle, avocado, fresh mozzarella, honey mustard, tomato sandwich. On a whole wheat roll.
I promise I’ll go have some fun tomorrow. My poor eyes need a rest.