Law students: mark
your calendars this spring for a remarkable opportunity in the Eternal City.
The European Academy of Religion is hosting the third International Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. The competition will take place in Rome from March 5th to March 7th, 2020 and is open to law students in both American and European schools.
Student teams will argue a hypothetical case before two
courts, the European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Scholars and actual judges from both jurisdictions will serve as judges. After a verdict,
a roundtable discussion will debate the varying argumentative skills used and highlight
the different cultural points of view of the two Courts.
The program is a wonderful chance for students to build
advocacy skills, learn about international legal systems, and engage in legal
analysis at the intersection of law and religion. The competition case this
year involves a state hospital policy prohibiting employees from wearing
visible religious signs in public, and the question of what appropriate accommodations
are required by statute.
For more details, as well as entry information, please click here.
Our friend, Sam Levine, is organizing the sixth annual law and religion moot court competition at Touro Law. The competition will take place next spring, but registration opens in September. Details at the link.
From Professor Samuel Levine of Touro Law School comes some information about the impressive looking 2nd Annual Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion at Touro Law School. Details follow.
Touro Law Center is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. The semi-final and final rounds of the competition will take place at the Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse, located directly across the street from Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY. Awards will be presented to individuals and teams for first and second place, for top three best briefs, and top six best oralists. Accommodations will be available within walking distance of the law school and the courthouse. Touro Law is located within an hour of New York City and the metropolitan airports.
United States District Court Judges and Magistrate Judges of the Eastern District of New York in Central Islip will be judging the semi-final rounds. The finals bench will include:
Hon. Harris L Hartz, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
Hon. Kenneth Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University, U.S. Circuit Judge for the D.C. Circuit (1983-1989), Solicitor General of the United States (1989-1993)