Rhetoric Moot Court
What is the Wabash College Moot Court?
Wabash College's Fall Moot Court competition offers Wabash students an excellent opportunity to engage in legal argumentation with training and support from fellow Wabash Alumni who are now practicing attorneys.
Students are given materials and coaching necessary for arguing a legal dispute adapted from an actual case pending before the United States Supreme Court. Competition comes from fellow students who are assigned the opposing argument, and the arguments are presented to panels of judges consisting of alumni attorneys and Wabash faculty.
In short, this is a great opportunity to add to your resume, gain experience, and meet/work with Wabash Alumni.
The Fall 2014 moot court problem involved a variation on the case Elonis vs. United States, which was heard by the Supreme Court on December 1, 2014. This First Amendment case considered a statute that made it a crime to send a threat to injure someone else. Specifically, the case involved the conviction of an individual for what he said on his Facebook page. At issue was whether a threatening statement has to be made with some knowledge and/or intention of wrongdoing in order for the behavior to be considered criminal.
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