The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Board of Governors
41st Annual Moot Court Night
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Ave.
1.5 hours of free CLE Credit available
Every year the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Board of Governors sponsors a moot court night in which rival teams of student-lawyers face off against each another in a mock hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. This lesson in appellate lawyering prepares the moot court team members for national competitions against the moot court teams of law schools from around the country.
In this year’s Moot Court Night, students will argue the fictional case of a young woman sentenced in federal district court to life in prison without possibility of parole for shooting and paralyzing her state’s married governor with whom she was romantically involved.
Lawyers for the young woman will assert that sentencing their client—only 17 years old at the time of the shooting—to life-long imprisonment is a cruel and inhumane punishment. Lawyers for the government will assert that the finding of the district court was procedurally correct and justifiable.
Students arguing both sides of the issue include Julia Leo, Chelsea Mikula, Chris St. Marie, David Sporar, Andrew Tittle and Andrew Yarger. Lawyers from Jones Day mentored the petitioner’s team, and lawyers from Baker & Hostetler mentored the respondent’s team.
Though the case is fictional and the lawyers representing are students, the judges hearing the case are not. They include the Honorable Christopher Boyko, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; the Honorable Maureen O’Connor, Justice, the Supreme Court of Ohio; and The Honorable James Orenstein, United States Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York.
Details at 216.687.6886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
# # #