The Rosalie Wahl Moot Court competition is held at Mitchell Hamline starting in December and ending in mid-April.
Competition Information and Schedule: RWMC is an intra-school competition that focuses on current/undecided legal issues that students present to the United States Supreme Court. It is modeled after the New York City Bar National Moot Court program. The RWMC program is distributed in late-December (after finals) and includes a statement of facts, district court opinion, and court of appeals opinion. Students are paired into teams of two, and prepare a brief to the United States Supreme Court (due in March) and present oral arguments during the competition (late March to early April). The coaches teach one brief writing class and one oral argument class during the spring semester. The oral argument competition is held on a Saturday morning and three weekday evenings. Based on their performance in RWMC, six students are selected to participate in the National Moot Court program in the following fall semester.
Selection Process: After the announcement has posted, interested students should send the coaches a short statement via email about why the student is interested in participating in RWMC and a copy of either their first-year Lawyering Motion Practice Memorandum or their Advocacy Appellate Brief. The writing sample may be revised from what they submitted for that class, but all of the work must be their own. Applications are due by October 2, 2017. All interested 2L and 3L students are encouraged to apply. The coaches will review the submissions and select participants prior to spring semester registration. Currently, the registration numbers are at 36 for this competition.
Advancing to National Moot Court: Students are selected from RWMC to participate in the New York City Bar National Moot Court in the fall semester following RWMC. National Moot Court is a two-credit class that consists of preparing a brief to the Supreme Court (mid-September through mid-October) and a regional oral argument competition in November against law schools in Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. The top two teams from the regional rounds advance to the national finals in New York City.