A Moot Court Handbook
Edited By Paul I. Weizer
Chapter Six: Conclusion: Life After Moot Court
Conclusion: Life After Moot Court
William D. Schreckhise
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...
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