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"Become comfortable with the record."
"Be able to articulate the standard of review applicable to the questions presented, and understand the appellate court's latitude with respect to each issue. Anticipate jurisdictional questions, and know the court's procedural options for resolving the case."
"Think about the limiting principles that can prevent unintended consequences of ruling in your favor. The judges will likely ask questions about the impact of your requested relief on hypothetical future cases. Assuage concerns about the proverbial slippery slope."
"Backstop your argument so that when it becomes apparent that a judge disagrees with your position about one point, you can say that even if the court doesn't accept that premise, you should still prevail, on some narrower ground."
"Try to put yourself in the place of the judges and think about but what questions they would ask and work on short, clear and accurate answers to all of them."
"Research, research, research. Then think about how to explain the case and your arguments in a compelling way."
"Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Practice out loud. Get comfortable with the way your argument sounds and with saying the names of the parties, cases, and statutes. Get comfortable with the language of the case, with the particulars, and it will be easy to talk about them fluidly without looking at your notes."
More advice from Duke faculty and students can be found at https://law.duke.edu/students/orgs/mootcourt/tips/
Note: Often, moot court problems are generated from recently heard court decisions. Locating the briefs of those cases can be a great way to locate relevant materials. See the "Legal Research" tab above for where to find court briefs and other documents.
Using Folders on Westlaw (video)
Creating an Alert (pdf)
Lexis for Microsoft Office (free software for upper level law students only) - Software that automates Shepardizing™ and cite checking. Lexis for Microsoft Office includes citation formatting tools that: Check and correct citation formats as easily as spell checking and confirm the accuracy of your quotation formats. Create and update your Table of Authorities instantly. Fully integrated with Lexis Advance®.
Lexis CaseMap (free software for law students to download) - CaseMap provides a central repository for all the critical information in a case. It can easily organize key facts, characters, issues, evidence and legal authorities. It quickly evaluates relationships and draws critical connections between different components of your case with CaseMap’s linking feature. For example, identifying the facts and case law to support a claim or issue. You can share a report of your overview and analysis of a case.
Workspaces (info) - With Queue and Workspace you can easily organize your research. You can save documents and searches from Bloomberg Law, as well as external files you upload to your Workspace. You can also invite your colleagues to join you in reviewing the research and adding their own comments to any Workspace document they choose. If you can log into Bloomberg Law, you have access to your Workspace from anywhere at any time.