September 23, 2009
Arguing a Supreme Court case is just around the corner for University of Dallas students. Several students will meet this week to start preparing for the semester's moot court competitions, during which they will defend an oral argument on a fictitious Supreme Court case before a panel of judges.
Sophomore Mark Kubisch, who joined the moot court program for the first time this semester, said that this extracurricular activity will give him the right tools for his career.
"Looking at law school and graduate school, I just think it is a good idea to be able to think critically and to defend your points orally on your feet, and moot court is a good venue for learning such skill," said Kubisch.
Students who join moot court will have the opportunity to compete at the Southwest Regional Championships at Texas Tech against approximately 50 teams primarily from Texas colleges, said moot court director Dr. Richard Dougherty.