Show Less
Restricted access

How to Please the Court

A Moot Court Handbook

Series:

Edited By Paul I. Weizer

Designed for anyone who has an interest in using moot court simulations as an educational exercise, How to Please the Court brings together prominent moot court faculty who share their collective years of experience in building a successful moot court program. Touching on all aspects of the moot court experience, this book guides the reader through conducting legal research, the structure of an oral argument, the tournament experience, and the successes and rewards of competition.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Chapter Six: Conclusion: Life After Moot Court

Extract

CHAPTER SIX

Conclusion: Life After Moot Court



William D. Schreckhise

INTRODUCTION

Having completed a moot court, instructors reading this book may want to know if it made any difference what their students learned, if it affected their motivation, and whether they actually liked working on the moot court. Students reading this book may want to know what their futures entail—specifically, what comes next in preparing for law school, attending law school, and what life consists of after law school.

This chapter is composed of two sections. The first section evaluates moot courts as a teaching tool. Instructors might find this section useful in gauging the effect the moot court had on their students (or to help instructors decide whether or not they would like to use a moot court in the first place). The second section focuses on what comes after the moot court in a student’s career. Law school-bound undergraduates might want to skip to this section.

EVALUATING MOOT COURTS AS A LEARNING TOOL

Although there are a number of things about moot courts that make them appealing to instructors, moot courts might not be for everyone. Moot courts can be a great deal of work for the instructor—an amount of work that more than likely exceeds the effort required to simply ← 101 | 102 → prepare a series of lectures. The instructor needs to be very familiar with the case. More than...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.