Moot Court

National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition

2013 Competition Information: March 15-16, 2013

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Moot Court Board held the 2nd Annual National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition on March 15-16, 2013, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This two-day competition was open to all ABA-accredited law schools throughout the United States and presented competitors with a question of professional responsibility.

Legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism, and client protection pertain to every practitioner, no matter what legal field.  The National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition offers students an outstanding opportunity to engage in advocacy on cutting edge professional responsibility concerns.  This moot competition tested skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy on two specific issues drawn from real opinions, providing experience in interpreting professional responsibility standards and scholarly resources first hand.

Oral arguments began on Friday, March 15 and concluded on Saturday, March 16.  All rounds of the competition took place at Inlow Hall at 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202.

2013 National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition Problem:

Clarification:

  • Question: Can teams use cases cited within a case listed in the case appendices? For example, Alexander v. Cahill cites In re RMJ (which is NOT in the listed appendix), can teams use In re RMJcase even though it is not listed in the appendix?
  • Response: The rules permit using cases cited within those listed in the appendices. In the above example, the rules allow for teams to use the In re RMJ or any other case that is cited within a case listed in the appendices.

*To contact the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition, email hitaylor@iupui.edu or call 317-727-8410.