Judging First-year Oral Arguments
Sat., April 6, and Sat., April 13, 2013
Duquesne University School of Law
Alumni, your presence is requested as a judge of oral arguments delivered by first-year students in support of appellate briefs prepared in the Legal Research & Writing Program.
Each argument, involving two students, will last approximately one hour. Three "judges," typically two practicing attorneys and one Legal Research & Writing Program professor, will preside over each argument. Volunteers will judge six students, in three pairs of oral arguments. Four different cases will be used for the program, but each volunteer judge will be assigned to arguments on one case. Volunteering will entail three hours of judging, as well as advance reading of the students' briefs and supporting materials.
A reception for alumni, faculty and students will follow each session.
Help Provide Practical Skills Training
REGISTER today to sit as a judge of the oral arguments.
Please indicate your availability on April 6 and April 13, and the Legal Research & Writing Program will contact you regarding the precise date and time for your turn on the bench.
Contact Susan DePasquale, 412.396.1120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Amie Thompson, Mike D'Amico, Nicole Starr and Keith Fisher, DU Law class of 2010, and 75 other alumni judged the 2012 oral arguments.