October 4, 2010 10:14 Age: 4 yrs

Moot Court Hosts Civil Rights and Liberties Competition

The Emory Law Moot Court Society will hold its fourth annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, in Gambrell Hall. The competition features teams from 18 law schools across the country.

This year’s problem addresses freedom of religious exercise under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and freedom from excessive force under the Fourth Amendment. The record on appeal can be found here.

Twenty-six teams will compete from the following law schools: Baylor University, Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Pepperdine University, University of San Diego, St. Mary's University, South Texas College of Law, Nova Southeastern University, Loyola University New Orleans, Vermont Law School, George Mason University, Howard University, New York Law School, University of Connecticut, University of Mississippi, Michigan State University and Faulkner University.

The final round, held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Tull Auditorium, will be judged by the Hon. Jane Roth of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Hon. Robert Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and the Hon. Harold Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The public is welcome to attend the final round.

Learn more about the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Competition.

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