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Application For Moot Court Class

APPLICATION FOR MOOT COURT CLASS (POSC 417)

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

                         APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Return by April 4, 2011

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE.  You may answer questions 12 through 18 on a separate sheet.

1.         NAME:     __________________________________    ID #:__________________

2.         PHONE NUMBER(S): _________________________________________ 

3.         EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE:  _________________

4.         EMAIL ADDRESS: ________________________________

5.         CUMULATIVE GPA:  ___________  GPA IN MAJOR: _______________

6.         MAJOR(S):  ________________________    MINOR(S):  _______________

7.         LAW CLASSES TAKEN:  ___________________________________________

            __________________________________________________________________

           

            __________________________________________________________________

8.         COMMUNICATION CLASSES TAKEN

            __________________________________________________________________

10.       OTHER CLASSES TAKEN THAT YOU FEEL ARE RELEVANT: 

            __________________________________________________________________

11.       EXPERIENCE IN DEBATE, FORENSICS, MOCK TRIAL, MOOT COURT:

            __________________________________________________________________

           

__________________________________________________________________

12.       IF OFFERED THE OPPORTUNITY, WOULD YOU TAKE MOOT COURT FOR CREDIT MORE THAN ONCE?  ________________________         

13.       HAVE YOU HAD CLASSES FOR WHICH YOU HAVE READ COURT

CASES?   IF SO, WHAT CLASSES?     

_________________________________________________________                                       

14.        HAVE YOU TAKEN A CLASS(ES) THAT REQUIRED THAT YOU PREPARE

CASE BRIEFS FOR COURT CASES?  IF SO, WHAT CLASS(ES)?     

_________________________________________________________                                        

15        IF INVITED WILL YOU COMPETE IN MOOT COURT TOURNAMENTS?  _______                                              

16.       DO YOU PLAN TO TAKE THE LSATS OR THE GRES OF ANY OTHER GRADUATE SCHOOL EXAM?  IF SO, WHEN _______________________                                         

17.       FOR FALL APPLICANTS ONLY:

Please indicate how likely you are to be available to attend the following:

Very Likely

  • Likely
  • Maybe
  • Unlikely
  • Very unlikely

Summer meetings at campus (applies only to FALL)         ________________

  • Friday sessions (after 10:00 AM)                           ________________
  • Weekend scrimmages (applies to FALL only)                   ________________

 

18.       Who are your references?

_____________________________       ___________________________                                             

19.       PLEASE TYPE A STATEMENT THAT ANSWERS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

(a)        WHY YOU SHOULD BE ACCEPTED INTO POSC 417?      

(b)        WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN MOOT COURT?

(c)        DESCRIBE ANY ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE HAD WORKING WITH A PARTNER OR WITH A GROUP

20.       PLEASE SUBMIT OR ARRANGE TO BE SUBMITTED TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM PROFESSORS OR DEBATE COACHES.  PLEASE ASK THEM TO EVALUATE THE FOLLOWING:

YOUR ACADEMIC POTENTIAL

  • YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES
  • YOUR RELIABILITY AND TEMPERMENT:  SPECIFICALLY IF YOU ARE LIKELY TO DROP POSC 417 AND WILL YOU BE A GOODTEAMMATE.

21.       PLEASE SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL UNIVERSITY

            TRANSCRIPT WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

PLEASE CONTACT PROFESSOR RINGEL TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW