LWI Moot Court Advisor's Handbook

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We're celebrating the publication of the Legal Writing Institute's first book The Moot Court Advisor's Handbook. The Handbook is now available for purchase and ready to ship from Carolina Academic Press at www.caplaw.com/moot

Here's more information on the benefits of the Handbook and the expertise of the authors:
Perhaps you have just been asked to advise a moot court team.  Or maybe you teach an appellate advocacy course or run an internal moot court competition.  Or lucky you your school's entire moot court program just dropped in your lap. 
Whatever your role, congratulations! Moot court and other legal skills competitions can be among the most rewarding experiences law school offers, both for the students and for the coach or professor.
No matter what your role or level of experience, the LWI Moot Court Advisor's Handbook is designed to be a resource of sound advice and best practices for running moot court and other legal skills competitions.  With chapters on administering a moot court program, running an internal moot court competition, coaching teams at external moot court competitions, and running your own external moot court competition, the Handbook also includes several model documents that you can use to create your own competition rules, program bylaws, judge training materials, competition scoring rubrics, and more.  Drawing on the combined expertise of the LWI Moot Court Committee, this handbook can be your soup-to-nuts manual for building and administering a moot court program, a handy reference guide for the moot-court newbie, or anything in between.

About the author/editors: 
Jim Dimitri is a Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Drawing on his experience as an appellate attorney for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Professor Dimitri has nearly fifteen years of experience advising a moot court board, overseeing an intermural appellate advocacy competition, and advising interscholastic teams. With co-author Melissa Greipp, Professor Dimitri founded LWI's Moot Court Committee and is a past co-chair.  Melissa Greipp is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette Law School, where she teaches Appellate Writing and Advocacy and other legal writing courses, advises the moot court program, and coaches several interscholastic competition teams.  Susie Salmon is Assistant Director of Legal Writing and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, where she runs the first-year program, oversees the legal skills competition program, supervises the moot court board, runs the internal moot court competition, and coaches an external competition team.

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