Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at The University of Wisconsin
Website of the competition - http://law.wisc.edu/academics/mootcourt/evans.html
Official Rules of the competition - 2019 Rules - https://media.law.wisc.edu/s/c_1179/k9zgv/rules_evans_2019.pdf
The Website includes Official Rules, important dates, schedule, deadlines and the problem.
The problem will be released the first week of January and will be due the first week of February.
What to expect:
Oral arguments will begin on Friday afternoon, and conclude on Sunday afternoon. Each team will argue in all three of the preliminary rounds. The first two preliminary rounds will be on Friday afternoon. The third preliminary round will be on Saturday morning. During the first two preliminary rounds, each team will argue on-brief once and off-brief once. Teams will be randomly assigned by the competition director to argue either on-brief or off-brief for the third preliminary round.
The preliminary through quarter-final rounds will be held in Dane County Courthouse at 215 South Hamilton Street on Friday and Saturday. The semi-final round will be held Sunday morning at the Dane County Courthouse. The final round will be held in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Room in the Wisconsin State Capitol at Two East Main St. on Sunday. Competition judge panels will be composed of experienced trial attorneys, and judges from various state and federal courts.
The Official Rules of the Evans Competition state:
"The Supreme Court Rules govern the format of the brief except as otherwise noted by these Rules. Citations shall be in conformity with the Bluebook, 19th Edition or 20th Edition. All teams are prohibited from identifying their school affiliation anywhere in their brief."
The competition sets its problem in a fictional jurisdiction it states that only the United States Supreme Court case law is controlling.
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