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How to Please the Court

A Moot Court Handbook


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.
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About the Editor

About the Editor


PAUL I. WEIZER received his M.A. in public administration and his Ph.D. in political science from Temple University. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. He is the author of The Supreme Court and Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment: Cases, Case Studies, and Commentary (Peter Lang, 2002), and The Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia: The Caustic Conservative (Peter Lang, 2004) as well as several articles on sexual harassment and civil liberties. He founded the moot court program at Fitchburg State College in 2000 and has overseen the only program in the nation to place teams in the national quarterfinals or better in every national moot court competition.

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