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Moot Court Judges Needed

 

The GW Law Moot Court Board would like to invite all alumni to participate in judging the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013. We are honored to announce that this year’s Finals bench will include Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, providing you the opportunity to help select the students who will argue before her in January.  This year's problem involving GPS tracking of a defendant's mobile phone and the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to photograph an individual's property will make for an exciting day at the Law School.

If you are interested in judging please contact the Moot Court Board at
mootcourtjudges@law.gwu.edu. We hope you will consider participating in this year’s competition.

 

 

WCL National High School Moot Court Competition

March 24-25, 2012

The Moot Court Honor Society at the Washington College of Law would like to invite you to serve as a judge for the upcoming National High School Moot Court Competition.  We are seeking judges for the octofinal, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds.

Each year, WCL hosts this competition to give high school students from across the world the unique opportunity to showcase their oral advocacy skills and a chance to meet lawyers, judges, and other students from across the country.  This year’s problem involves student satirization of school officials and the extent to which the school’s administration can control a student’s speech without violating their First Amendment right to free speech.

These rounds are being held on Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia.  The octofinals are from 10 am to 12:15 pm, the quarterfinals from 1 to 2:30 pm, and the semifinals are from 3:00 to 3:45 pm.  We also invite you to stay to watch the final round.  If you are unable to join us on Sunday, but would still like to judge, we would love to have you judge the preliminary rounds on Saturday at the Washington College of Law.  Please sign up at the following link, or contact MCHS Vice President Hunter Bridges at (501) 258-5154 or bridges.hunter@gmail.com

Click here to register.

 

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
February 24 & 25, 2012

Your help needed!

Greetings from the International Law Students Association, the non-profit organization that globally administers the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. 

We are currently seeking young lawyers with an interest in International Law to serve as oral argument round judges for the D.C. Regional Competition, which will take place in Washington D.C. on Friday, February 24, 2012 and Saturday, February 25, 2012 at The George Washington University Law School. We are also seeking lawyers to judge the memorial rounds of the competition in January 2012.

You can sign up to judge the oral argument and/or the memorial rounds by going to this site:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEplT2pNZWc4am5rLTFKUkQ0VVR4OFE6MQ

Please contact the Mid-Atlantic Regional Jessup Competition Administrator, Kristen Ward (midatlantic.ilsa@gmail.com) if you have any questions or cannot access this site. You are welcome to sign up for as many judging time slots as you would like.

The preliminary oral argument rounds will be held at the following times:

Friday, February 24, 2012
9:30 am – 11:30 am        
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm         
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm         
 
Saturday, February 25, 2012
10:00am – 12:00pm    
1:30pm – 3:30pm          

Now in its 53rd year, the Jessup Competition is one of the world’s premier international law events, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.  The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.  Representing both sides of the argument, each Jessup team is required to prepare oral and written pleadings.  Thousands of law students from around the world will work all year long on this season’s Jessup Problem, which addresses the destruction of a cultural site, the international standing a State immediately following a coup d’état, and international responsibility for the use of force by a State while taking part in a regional operation to bring about democracy.  The students first compete in regional and national competitions in January and February in hopes of earning the right to advance to the world championship White & Case International Rounds, held each spring in Washington, D.C.
 
The U.S. Regional Competitions are the most competitive qualifying tournaments in the Jessup, and are also known to be among the most competitive moots in the United States.  In the D.C. Region, many different schools will compete in a series of head-to-head matches in the Preliminary Rounds.  The top eight teams will then advance to competitive Quarter- and Semi-Final Advanced Rounds.  The two teams that win the Semi-Finals will move on to the White & Case International Rounds, where they will compete on behalf of the United States for the world championship Jessup Cup. We would be delighted if you would preside over a preliminary round as part of a distinguished three-judge panel.

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 The George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board invites you to judge the preliminary round of the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, which will take place at the law school on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                                Check in and Breakfast

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.                              Judges’ Information Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                      Round 1 Oral Arguments

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                                Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.                                  Round 2 Oral Arguments

 

Judges will take part in two sets of oral arguments, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Additionally, judges will be asked to score four competitors’ briefs, which will be delivered electronically approximately two weeks before oral arguments.  A bench memorandum will also be provided to help judges familiarize themselves with the problem.  On the day of the competition, all participating judges will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, and on-campus parking.

 

This year’s problem revolves around a suit filed by T. Fiddle, Inc. against Wart-Hog Wands, Inc.  In the suit, T. Fiddle sought a declaratory judgment of non-infringement concerning a patent on a method for shrinking people.  Wart-Hog Wands subsequently filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a).  Wart-Hog Wands also filed a counterclaim alleging that T. Fiddle induced infringement through consumers who bought and used T. Fiddle's products.  The district court has found that T. Fiddle did not induce infringement and that there was jurisdiction because Wart-Hog Wands' past patent enforcement activities created a substantial controversy.  Wart-Hog Wands now appeals to the Federal Circuit.  

 

If you are interested in judging, please RSVP as soon as possible by replying to mootcourtjudges@law.gwu.edu with the following information: 

 

  • Name
  • Mailing Address and Phone Number
  • Preferred Email Address (if different from current address)
  • Law School and Graduation Year
  • Organization / Position where you are currently employed

 

If you have any substantive questions regarding the problem, please contact one of this year’s Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition Co-Chairs: Thomas Yeh (tyeh@law.gwu.edu); Nate Shaw (nshaw@law.gwu.edu), and Shuchi Parikh (sparikh@law.gwu.edu). 

 

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Science Outreach

 

ReSET (Retired Scientists, Engineers, & Technicians)

You need not be retired to help bring science into the classroom. The PTOS is wonderfully diverse group of scientists and engineers. We hope to share our wide-range of knowledge to a local elementary school classroom by performing fun and educational experiments. By volunteering, we can help ReSET's goals to improve science motivation and literacy.
www.resetonline.org

FIRST
Check out volunteer information for FIRST at their website -
USFIRST.org and Flyer

Mentoring/Tutoring

 

Building Better Futures
TC Williams High School and Minnie Howard Campus

Volunteer at either of these schools by mentoring, tutoring, or even reading essays to help students prepare for college. Once a week or twice a month commitments are preferred.

"Interested in helping local high school students and having fun at the same time?
Consider participating in the Campagna Center
’s – Building Better Futures program

We are always looking for tutors and mentors. As the school year draws to a close, though, it is more important than ever to have active, smart, enthusiastic tutors come in to work with the students. We welcome tutors in math, science, history, English, and other subjects. Tutoring is offered at TCW Monday through Thursday afternoons and at the Minnie Howard Campus on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons as well as during the day in the math department.

Right now, we have a desperate need for English, Chemistry and Biology tutors!

-          Our tutors, mentors and volunteers are absolutely fantastic, providing our students with guidance, friendship, role models, interesting new experiences, and so much more!"

Volunteer at either of these schools by mentoring, tutoring, or even reading essays to help students prepare for college. Once a week or twice a month commitments are preferred.

Tutoring: 3:20-4:55 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
College Prep: 3:20-4:55 Wednesdays

To volunteer, contact Christyann Pulliam at christyann.pulliam@uspto.gov
www.campagnacenter.org

Building Better Futures Flyer

Building Better Futures Volunteer Form

 

College Bound
College Bound matches students with college-educated volunteers to strengthen the student's math, language arts, and social skills while preparing them for college. Students meet with their “partners” at one of our academic mentoring sites once a week to work on homework, literacy and numeric development and college prep. Students and Partners also meet once a month outside of the site meeting to do a cultural enrichment or just for fun activity. In addition to the one-to-one mentor relationship, College Bound offers a myriad of enrichment activities to supplement the students’ experience. Students are DC public school students 8-12th grade.
Meeting Sites:
(1) Gonzaga High School
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
(2) Sherwood Recreation Center
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
(3) Cesar Chavez Public Charter School Capitol Hill Campus
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
(4) Beacon House Community Center
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
 
More info: www.collegebound.org
Application: http://collegebound.publishpath.com/partner-application
Questions: email info@collegebound.org or call (202) 842-0858

 

Past Events and Outreach Opportunities

NASA Event Volunteering

May 14, 2011 from 11am - 5am- Explore@NASA at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  Flyer with website for more information and to volunteer.