News Center

Elsewhere Online twitter Facebook SLS Blogs YouTube SLS Channel Linked In SLSNavigator SLS on Flickr

Before Going Live At Supreme Court, Lawyers Refine On Moot Court Circuit

Publication Date: 
March 08, 2007
Daily Journal
Brent Kendall

Professor Pamela Karlan, co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and Lecturer in Law Thomas Goldstein are quoted in a Daily Journal story discussing the growing use of a moot court as a means of trial practice.

"One of the values we bring to this is, we will moot cases that no one is interested in," said Karlan, who noted that Stanford moots all of the school's clinic cases in addition to a few outside cases."Until you're forced to defend something orally in the face of hostile questions, you don't really make yourself see the other side's arguments. That's the real value [of moot courts]," said Goldstein.