Competition Information and Schedule: Rosalie Wahl Moot Court 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 two brief writing classes and one oral argument class during the spring semester. The oral argument competition is held on a Saturday morning and two to three weekday evenings at Mitchell Hamline. 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: 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 students submitted for that class, but all of the work must be their own. Applications are due no later than October 20, 2019. All interested 2L and 3L students are encouraged to apply. The coaches will review the submissions and select participants prior to spring semester registration. Participants will receive two credits for the competition.
Coaches/Inquiries: This competition is coached by John Monnens (’12) and Cory Monnens (’14). Please feel free to reach out to John and Cory via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com