NNALSA Moot Court Competition
The 37th Annual National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) Moot Court Competition is being hosted by the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon on February 22-23, 2013. Organized by the law school’s local NALSA chapter, this event will bring students from more than 28 schools to compete during a three-day tournament.
The NNALSA Moot Court Competition encourages the development of oral advocacy and brief writing skills and enhances substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional forms of governance. The annual event requires competing law students, in two-person teams, to conduct research and write legal briefs, without assistance from professors or others, and argue against other student teams at the competition.
Judges for this event include Judge Diane Wood, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Judge William C. Canby, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and Dean Stacy L. Leeds, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law and the first Native American women to lead a U.S. law school.