University of Pittsburgh


Publish Date/Time: 
April 15, 2013


The Pitt Law Moot Court Board, a student organization advised by Professor Ben Bratman, is seeking applicants for membership on next year's board. The board's primary function is to administer all aspects of the school's two major internal competitions--the Appellate Competition and the Murray S. Love Trial Competition. (Beginning in the '13-'14 academic year, the Board's responsibilities might expand to include creation and administration of training sessions on oral advocacy or a mini oral advocacy competition for first-year students.) Service on the board is a paid position. Board members may not compete in the Appellate Competition during their tenure on the Board, and may compete in the Murray S. Love competition only under limited circumstances.

The school is continuing its effort to enhance the prestige associated with service on the board so that it comports as much as possible with the prestige associated with service on a journal. Accordingly, selection is partly based on merit. Applicants will be assessed in three categories:

(1) moot court, mock trial, or similar experience; (2) leadership and organizational skills; and (3) academic performance and references. Consideration will be given to overall academic performance, with particular attention given to Legal Writing. Consideration will also be given to references from Legal Writing and other Law School professors.

Interested students should submit a short statement of interest, resume, list of grades (informal/unofficial is fine), name of Legal Writing professor, and the name of one additional reference to CODY HARDING:

Please also indicate if you intend or wish to compete in the Murray S. Love Trial Competition (the internal trial competition) and, if so, whether in spring 2014 or spring 2015. Please also indicate if you intend to enroll in or are enrolled in the Civil Litigation Certificate Program.

*Deadline for applying is April 19, 2013.*

Should you have any questions about the board and the obligations of board members, please email Katie Imler: and/or Professor Ben Bratman

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