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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2016-2017 School of Law Catalog archived

Programs for Academic Credit


Students are selected to take part in the following Moot Court Board sponsored competitions based on their performance in intramural competitions, or interested students may seek faculty coaching and supervision for competitions not sponsored by the Moot Court Board:

Arbitration Competition. Students conduct a simulated arbitration on behalf of a client. One hour. MacDonnell

Client Counseling Competition. This competition involves the simulation of a law firm consultation with a client. Students interview the client to elicit information needed to handle the legal problem presented and then discuss preparation of a postinterview memorandum. One hour. MacDonnell 

Mediation Competition. Students simulate advocates and clients in a mediation setting. One hour. MacDonnell

Moot Court Competitions. Students write a brief and argue orally in a hypothetical appellate court during interschool competition. One hour. MacDonnell and faculty

In recent years, students have competed in the National Moot Court Competition, the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, and the J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition, among others.

Mock Trial Competitions. Students interview witnesses and then conduct a mock trial. One hour. MacDonnell and faculty

In recent years, students have competed in the National Mock Trial Competition, the ATLA Mock Trial Competition, and the ABA Criminal Justice Mock Trial Competition.

Negotiation Competition. Students simulate representation of a client in negotiating a contract or settling a dispute. One hour. MacDonnell

 

 

Students may be selected to serve on these scholarly journals:

German Law Journal. Students who successfully complete Transnational Law Seminar: German Law Journal or German Law in Context Seminar are thereafter eligible to serve as student editors of the German Law Journal. Maximum of two ungraded credits. (One per semester) (Third year students.)  Permission of the instructor required. Miller

Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. Editorial board members edit and publish a journal including articles and casenotes by academics, practitioners, and students focusing on the intersection of racial and ethnic minorities with gender, sexuality, religion, class, and age and disability discrimination. Maximum of four hours. (One ungraded credit per semester.) Hu and Sahani

Law Review. Students are selected on the basis of academic performance and aptitude for analytic legal writing. They edit and publish a quarterly journal consisting of professional articles and student scholarship. Maximum of six hours.  Seaman