Moot Court Program
Glendale University College of Law is committed to helping students develop their legal writing and oral advocacy skills. All third year students at GUCL participate in the Moot Court Program as part of the Appellate Advocacy Course.
Presented with a sophisticated problem where there is a conflict between the circuit courts about an unresolved legal issue, students draft advanced memorandums and appellate briefs. After a process of revisions, all students submit a final appellate brief and make oral arguments in front of a panel of judges.
The structure of the Moot Court Program at Glendale gives all third-year students the opportunity to demonstrate their advocacy skills. Awards are given to the students who receive high grades on the brief and/or oral arguments made on behalf of the appellant or appellee.
For students whose schedules permit, working in an actual, functioning legal environment with attorneys or judges is an invaluable experience which will broaden their practical understanding of the law.
Students may participate in a 150 hour externship over the period of one quarter. Weekly reports are required and must demonstrate the quantity and quality of work completed warrants credit. A maximum of three quarter units may be earned by the extern.
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