College of Law hosting Moot Court Competition March 6

The College of Law is hosting the final rounds of the Hispanic National Bar Association Mid-year Conference Moot Court Competition on Friday, March 6, and members of the FIU community are invited to stop by and check out the action.

Thirty-two teams from around the country will be competing (including two FIU teams) for best team, best oral advocate and best brief. The topic is the post 9/11 practice of rounding up people of Arab descent. An FIU Moot Court team recently made it to the semifinal round (top four in the country) at the 15th Annual Burton D. Weschler competition in Washington, D.C., so the FIU teams figure to be competitive.

No RSVP is necessary, and the entire competition will take place in the College of Law building at University Park. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 6

Time: 8 a.m. -9:30 a.m. (eight teams)
Location: RDB 1000 (large courtroom), RDB 1009 (C.A.M.P. 4 Justice Courtroom, small), RDB 2001, RDB 2005

Semi-Finals (four teams)
Time: 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Location: RDB 1000 (large courtroom), RDB 1009 (C.A.M.P. 4 Justice Courtroom, small)

Finals (two teams)
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: RDB 1000 (large courtroom)

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