Richard A Lord Moot Court Competition seeking Volunteers
September 23, 2021
My name is Mary Harris; I am the President of the Old Kivett Council at Campbell Law School. I am writing on behalf of the Old Kivett Advocacy Council to cordially invite you to judge the annual Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition. This competition is a chance for second year law students to experience appellate advocacy by writing a Supreme Court style brief and arguing in front of a panel of judges. This year, the competition will be held in person from September 30 through October 2 and we will have approximately 20 teams competing.
Our annual moot court competition has enjoyed tremendous success in past years thanks to the overwhelming support of the legal community. This support comes from dedicated alumni and community partners, including local attorneys and judges. With your help, we hope to continue the success of this competition, which helps our student-advocates develop critical legal skills. Your involvement is essential to the success of the competition and will provide our student-participants with incredible advice and feedback they could not have gotten elsewhere.
I wanted to reach out to each of you to ask if you would be willing to participate as judges for the competition. The preliminary rounds will be conducted Thursday, September 30 from 5:30-6:45pm and 7:30-8:45 pm. Based upon the oral team scores and the team brief scores, we will have eight teams compete on Friday, October 1 for elimination. The Saturday rounds will be 10:30-11:45 am and 2:00-3:15 pm. What would be required is you to show up for your time slot, ask questions of the advocates throughout their oral arguments, and give feedback upon conclusion of the round.
The competition is successful because of the great support from people like you, who dedicate their time to the students and help them grow in their advocacy skills. If you are interested in participating as a judge during any of these rounds, please RSVP by filling out this Google form and designating which round(s) you would like to serve as judge. We ask that you fill out this form by Monday, September 27, 2021, in order for us to accurately assign judges and rooms. In addition, please provide the best email and phone number to contact you at for the purposes of the competition. Since the competition is entirely online, we will be using email to send you the links to the judges score sheets the day before the competition. Phone numbers will only be used in case of an emergency on the days of competition.
If you are unable to participate as a judge in the Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition this year, please forward this invitation to a friend or colleague that may be interested in participating. If you are Campbell alumni, we only ask that you are one year removed from graduating to participate in judging.
Your time and contribution to the competition is invaluable, and we greatly appreciate your continued interest in Campbell Law. If you have any questions regarding the competition, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Arren Jones, the Moot Court Chair of the Old Kivett Advocacy Council. On behalf of the entire Old Kivett Advocacy Council, thank you in advance for your support!
Mary K. Harris
President of the Old Kivett Advocacy Council