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Erik Aho ’07

1 What year did you participate and who was your teammate?

2007, Ms. Jillian Martins

 

2 If you have graduated and moved on, what do you do now and how did moot court help you for your future?

2L, New York Law School. There is a requirement for 1st year students to participate in a moot court exercise for our legal writing/oral advocacy seminar. In addition, there is a competition team that I intend to tryout for my senior year.

 

3 What is your fondest memory about moot court?

Preparing for argument with my partner. Teamwork with my classmates.

 

4 What was the best thing about moot court?

Practice making arguments in front of members of the legal community.

 

5 What was the worst thing about moot court?

Practicing so often that you get burnt out.

 

6 What do you miss about moot court?

Classmates.

 

7 What tournaments did you compete in and what were they like?

CSULB. Tournament was fun and exciting. Great feedback from judges gave us confidence for later rounds. Support from friends and family in the audiance.

 

8 What advice would you give future mooters?

Focus on cases, but understand the general policy and develop convincing arguments about the implications for a decision in your sides favor.

 

9 Who was the BEST mooter you ever saw?  What made him or her so good?

Will Glaser of Patrick Henry College. He was so confident in each of his answers that by his tone alone he convinced most of the judges.

 

10 Why should someone consider moot court?

If you are considering going to law school, there is no better preparation.  Aside from the “courtroom” experience, reading case law and developing arguments is something that I do everyday as a law student for everyday class preparation.