ERIC Number: ED217495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Advocacy in the Courtroom: The Moot Court.
Thorpe, Judie Mosier; Crouse, Janice Shaw
A moot court program developed for undergraduate debaters at Ball State University (Indiana) is presented. Following a brief introduction that establishes the benefits of such a program for the students and the department of communication, the first section of the paper explains how the moot court concept was modified to emphasize communication skills. The next three sections describe the steps taken by the students involved in the competition, present the actual procedures on the day of the event, and list the responsibilities of the various participants, including the debate coaches and volunteer lawyers. The paper's last two sections suggest possible improvements in the program and affirm the value of the moot court as an enriching educational experience. A bibliography is provided, and the appendixes include detailed descriptions of past exercises and the actual materials used for the program. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Moot Court
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Milwaukee, WI, April 15-17, 1982).