|Moot Court Competition|
NLLSA is a progressive organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic success of Latina/o law students as well as to encouraging the discussion of issues relevant to the Latina/o population. As the largest minority in the United States, it is valuable to create a forum where Latina/o law students can vibrantly debate contemporary legal issues that affect our community.
We have consistently focused on Moot Court topics relevant to the Latina/o community. Last year in New Orleans, participants of the 4th Annual moot Court Competition debated the constitutional questions raised by the enactment of Arizona’s SB1070. This year, we have selected a topic that addresses another timely issue facing our community.
The 5th Annual National Latina/o Association Moot Court Competition is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California at the 16thAnnual Conference at UCLA School of Law. Competitors have been preparing briefs and arguments to commence the competition promptly at 8:00 am on Thursday, October 4, 2012. NLLSA invites Conference participants to observe the final round on Friday, October 5, at 8:00 am at UCLA School of Law, Room 1314.
Please find the official rules here.
It is a great pleasure to present this great opportunity for Latina/o law students to engage with a moot court topic significant to our community while they are able to sharpen their advocacy skills through fervent competition against students from across the country. Good luck to all the participants, and I look forward to a stimulating competition.
Attorney General, NLLSA
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2013