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International Moot Court

About International Moot Court

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2015-2016 International Moot Court Team

The International Moot Court Society at Valparaiso University Law School was started in 2005. This group is a student run organization that focuses on strengthening oral advocacy and brief writing skills while discussing and analyzing global issues of international law.

The group is composed of second- and third-year law students that have demonstrated strong advocacy skills and an interest in representing the school in a global dialogue of a number of different legal issues.

To date representatives have attended a number of competitions both domestically and abroad which cover a range of topics including Media Law, International Tax Law, Human Rights, Environmental Law, International Intellectual Property Law, and International Criminal Law. The team has competed and won awards on three different continents and in several of the most prestigious international competitions in the world.

New members are chosen each spring and required to write and submit a memorial over the summer. The oral rounds of the Intraschool Competition takes place in late August when classes resume. Competitors are then placed on student coached teams and assisted by faculty advisors.

2017-18 Executive Board

President:  Amalia Shanks-Meile
Justice of Coaching & Research:  Andria Oaks
Justice of Marketing & Communications:  Marina Thomas
Justice of Intraschool Competition:  Jennifer Nunez
Justice of Finance: Kelechi Aguocha

Advisor:  David Cleveland