I'm a college student doing my first Moot Court mock trial for appeals. Any advice?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

Pretty nervous. The case at hand is State of New Jersey v. T.L.O. (I will represent the appellant T.L.O.)

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Speak slowly.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Louis Lawrence Sternberg

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    Answered . Do as many moots as possible ahead of the competition.

    Specifically, with regards to your particular case, study the oral argument from the original case. You should expect that the judges will ask similar questions.
    http://www.oyez.org/cases/1980-1989/1983/1983_8...

    Best of luck!

    It is always advisable to contact an attorney. For a consultation, please contact my office at 516-669-3295. We... more
  3. Jayson Lutzky

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    Answered . Know the record. Listen to and Answer the Judge's questions directly. Stay focused.

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