The ABA Law Student Division needs approximately 210 lawyers and judges to
serve as oral argument judges for the 2010-11 Boston Regional National Appellate
Advocacy Competition (NAAC). This moot court competition will be held March
10-12, 2011 at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse (24 New Chardon Street, Boston,
Volunteer judges will have the opportunity to interact with the finest
advocates that the nation's law schools have to offer. With 207 teams from 121
ABA-approved law schools competing, the NAAC is one of the largest moot court
competitions in the country. Teams from law schools in 15 states are preparing
to compete in the Boston Regional.
The rounds will be held in the late afternoon on Thursday, March 10 and
Friday, March 11 and all day on Saturday, March 12. Judges may serve
multiple rounds if they desire.
Round 1 – Thu. March 10 (5:00 pm - 8:45 pm)
Round 2 – Fri. March 11 (5:00
pm - 8:45 pm)
Round 3 – Sat. March 12 (9:00 am - 12:45 pm)
Round 4 – Sat.
March 12 (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Round 5 – Sat. March 12 (4:00 pm - 6:00
Individuals interested in judging are asked to enter their information on the
form located at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/naac/forms/judges/boston.html.
Within 10 business days after receipt of your form, the ABA will send an
email confirming your judging assignment. In late January, the ABA will provide
a detailed bench memorandum and instructions on judging. Reviewing these
materials is the only preparation required of competition judges.
If you have any colleagues who may be interested in participating as a
volunteer judge, the ABA asks that you please forward this message to them.
This year's case involves two questions. The first is whether Zydeco's
challenge to the Drug Free Texifornia Act of 2010 is ripe for judicial review
when the Texifornia Attorney General has indicated that she will not enforce the
Act's in-store advertising restrictions. The second is whether the Drug Free
Texifornia Act of 2010 unconstitutionally infringes on Zydeco's freedom to
engage in commercial speech.
Volunteer judges contribute greatly to the success of this competition. The
judges' feedback during and following each competition round is invaluable to
the students as they learn to be better advocates for their future clients.
Please direct any questions to Peggy Pissarreck at 312.988.5621 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.