Volunteer to Judge the Campbell Law School Oral Arguments | Nov. 13, 2018

November 4, 2018

Message from Sarah Skinner, 3L Adv. Legal Writing Teaching Assistant at Campbell Law School, on behalf of Elizabeth Berenguer, Director of Upper Level Writing at Campbell Law School.

During the upper level course of study, students are required to present an oral argument. This year, oral arguments will take place during the week of November 13th. The problem is based on the case of United States v. Stitt currently pending at the United States Supreme Court and involves an issue statutory interpretation of the Armed Career Criminal Act. We do not expect our judges to have expertise in this area; we simply ask that you be willing to prepare by reading the bench brief and sample questions to be provided.

We would like to invite you to participate on a panel of three judges for one or more of the oral argument rounds.  We anticipate arguments will take place during the evenings from 6 – 8:30 with each round lasting 30 minutes. We welcome you to participate in as many rounds as you would like.

Please note that you are not being asked to grade the students; rather, we simply ask for your feedback and critique to the students during the questioning and after arguments take place. Once we have confirmed judges and final schedules, a bench brief and sample questions will be provided.

If you are interested in judging, please contact me at s_skinner0726@email.campbell.edu with the following information:

1.     Name

2.     Email

3.     Preferred date(s) and time(s) – please note if you are available during other hours

Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you know of someone who may be interested in participating, please feel free to forward this email. Finally, if you have any questions please feel free to contact either me or Professor Berenguer (berenguer@campbell.edu) directly.

Sarah Skinner

Advanced Legal Writing Teaching Assistant

J.D candidate, Campbell Law School, anticipated graduation May 2019

LL.M Candidate, Nottingham Law School (UK), anticipated graduation May 2019