McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition Finals

Final round for second-year law students

6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007
Sargent Hall, Room 425
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

The Moot Court Board will host the final round of the 2007 Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition. A reception follows the competition in the faculty dining room to honor the competitors and judges.

The Walter H. McLaughlin, Sr. Appellate Advocacy Competition is named after the Honorable Walter H. McLaughlin, Sr., who served as Chief Justice to the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1970 to 1977.   The annual competition is open only to those second-year students who were named the "Best Oral Advocate" in their respective first-year Legal Practice Skills section.   Competitors prepare an appellate oral argument from briefs and a fact pattern developed by the Moot Court Board.

This year's topic considers whether the presence of the phrase "under God" violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

 

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