Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

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Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby sealrsqr » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:38 pm

Soliciting teams to compete in the first annual University of Chicago National Animal Law Moot Court Competition on April 16th and 17th.

Yes, I know for many this is painfully close to finals. But, preparing for this competition is EASY - it is oral advocacy only. Read a few briefs then practice with your friends. Win or lose, you have something great to add to your resume.

This competition is also FREE (thanks to a generous donation from the McCormick Companion Animals Fund) and I believe travel stipends are available through the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

"Animal law," you groan? Let me assure you, this is not a touchy-feely topic. The legal issue is preemption - and, besides, you will be arguing both sides.

Check it out at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/studentorgs/saldf.

See Chicago while padding your resume.

/shameless plug.

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Re: Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby sealrsqr » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:05 pm

Bumping because I confirmed some details:

$400 travel stipends are available for students from schools with active Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters. We've secured a great rate at a nice downtown hotel ($63) and will be offering a shuttle service to Hyde Park. (Even cheaper options are available in Hyde Park - but why would you come to Chicago to stay in Hyde Park?)

Also, 1Ls are welcome to compete.

Still a couple spots left!

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Re: Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby savagedm » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:25 pm

Do we have to be active in this organization? Do they reimburse you the $400 or give you the $400 so you can book your flight?

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Re: Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby sealrsqr » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:46 pm

You don't have to be active to compete, but you do need an active SALDF chapter to request your reimbursement. And it is a reimbursement, so you've got to front the cash.

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Re: Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby sealrsqr » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:54 pm

Here's a link to a list of schools with SALDF chapters:

http://exposeanimalabusers.org/article.php?id=446

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Re: Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby Chicago2L » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:12 pm

Any more spots left for chicago students?

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Re: Free Moot Competition in Chicago April 16th & 17th

Postby sealrsqr » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:55 pm

Sent you a PM. The answer is mostly yes.




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