Responsibilities

Each year, the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project hosts a moot court competition for high school students across the country. In the fall, students participating in the competition are introduced to the problem – typically a First Amendment or Fourth Amendment issue involving high school students – and are provided with the briefs for the petitioner and the respondent. Over the next several months, students develop their oral advocacy skills and prepare to participate in the national competition that is held in early April.

Moot Court Coaches will serve an instrumental role in helping to prepare four to six juniors and seniors at Bulkeley High School for the National Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition. Meeting weekly (or as often as one’s schedule permits), coaches will help students develop the critical thinking and oral advocacy skills necessary for success in the national competition. This role may be particularly attractive to those who are interested in being involved in the Marshall-Brennan Project, but who cannot commit to teaching a semester-long class. The Moot Court Club at Bulkeley High School will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30pm.

More information on this year’s moot court problem, including the petitioner and respondent briefs, can be found on the national website.

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