Letter to the Editor

Moot Court for Practicing Lawyers

2009 February

December 20, 2008

To the Editor:

I enjoyed the article on oral argument in your December, 2008 issue. 

I run a program at Golden Gate called Moot Court for Practicing Lawyers.*  I put together panels of law professors and lawyers who serve as “judges” for lawyers who want to practice their oral arguments on cases pending in appellate courts. After asking tough questions during the argument, we give the lawyers feedback and ideas about increasing their chances of winning.  It works – many of these lawyers report that the practice and feedback helped them win.

Lawyers come to San Francisco from all over the state to argue moot courts in cases pending in the California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, 9th Circuit, and even the U.S. Supreme Court.

It’s free, and you receive MCLE credit – so long as you don’t mind students watching. (The program is meant to educate them as well as help you.)

If interested, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (510) 384-0354.

        Myron Moskovitz
        Professor of Law,
        Golden Gate University

*Please visit www.plaintiffmagazine.com for a more complete schedule of moot court sessions.

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