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Moot Court Opportunity

Moot Court Opportunity
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:32:14 PM »
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UChi2L

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Re: Moot Court Opportunity
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 12:42:21 PM »
I say this is the perfect opportunity to do it and have fun with it.  It's an unexpected lucky surprise to make it, and you don't have that much invested in it. Moot Court can be a lot of fun -- especially if you don't take it too seriously -- and you're right, it looks pretty good on a resume.  Go for it!

jacy85

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Re: Moot Court Opportunity
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 03:29:24 PM »
I say do it.  It's great public speaking experience, if nothing else.  If you want to do litigation or appellate work, it can be invaluable.  It looks great on a resume, and if you're interviewed by people during your career who did moot court, it's an easy thing to have in common.

As the previous poster said, don't take it too seriously, and try to have some fun with it.  You might enjoy it more than you did for the try-out competition, since it's a different sort of competitive atmosphere.

Re: Moot Court Opportunity
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 04:39:21 PM »

How far do you go in order for you to put it on the resume. She made it to the next round doesn't mean that she can automatically put it on her resume and it will be impressive.

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Re: Moot Court Opportunity
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 09:21:54 PM »

How far do you go in order for you to put it on the resume. She made it to the next round doesn't mean that she can automatically put it on her resume and it will be impressive.

Based on the OP, he didn't just make it to the next round.  It was an invitation to join the Moot Court Society/team.  That definitely goes on your resume.