Friday, September 23, 2016

November: Seattle - 2016 Mock Trial Competitions

On behalf of the Moot Court Honor Board at the University of Washington School of Law, I would like to invite you to participate as a judge in our two exciting competitions this fall:

  • The 2016 Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp (PWRLK) 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition (Monday, October 17 through Monday, October 24)
  • The 2016 1L Mock Trial Competition (Monday, November 14 through Monday, November 21) 
More information about the competitions and a complete schedule may be found at the bottom of this email.
We welcome attorneys from all practice areas to participate. Volunteer judges are invaluable to the continued success of MCHB and the in-house competition program. As a judge, you will provide valuable feedback and evaluate the participants’ performance. For your service as a judge you will receive:
  • 3 free CLE credits and an additional 2.5 credits for each subsequent night judged*
  • Free parking
  • Dinner 

You may register to serve as a judge using the following online sign-up sheets. We will provide details regarding the problem and fact pattern about a week in advance of the individual competitions.
  • Sign up here to serve as a judge for the 2016 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial Competition
  • Sign up here to serve as a judge for the 2016 1L Mock Trial Competition
If you are unable to serve as a judge for either competition, but would like to receive invitations to judge future competitions, please let us know via the sign-up sheet. Questions regarding the competition can be sent to judges@uw.edu.  
Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the competition.

Sincerely,
Carolyn White 
Vice President of Judges
UW Moot Court Honor Board
*Each round of competition entails a time commitment of substantive work (training, listening to competition rounds, grading and delivering feedback) of approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Judges will receive 0.5 credits for training activity per competition and 2.5 CLE credits for each round judged. Note that WSBA no longer places a limit on CLE credits from judging MCHB competitions.

2016 PWRLK 2L/3L Mock Trial 
Competition Schedule

Monday, October 17: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Tuesday, October 18: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Wednesday, October 19: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Thursday, October 20: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Monday, October 24: Final Round 
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes only.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments.

2016 1L Mock Trial 
Competition Schedule

Monday, November 14: Preliminary Round #1 
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Tuesday, November 15: Preliminary Round #2
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Wednesday, November 16: Quarterfinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m. Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Thursday, November 17: Semifinal Round
5:30-6:00 p.m.  Judge check-in, chance to review problem.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Mandatory training for judges.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback.  

Monday, November 21: Final Round 
* Recruitment of judges for the final round is completed by other means. The schedule for this day is provided for informational purposes only.
6:30-9:00 p.m. Competition round and feedback. 
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and refreshments