Mentor CompetitionThis November, the Fordham Moot Court Board will proudly sponsor the Twenty-Eighth Annual New York Metropolitan High School Mentor Moot Court Competition. An initiative of the Justice Resource Center, the National Mentor Program pairs public high schools with mentor law firms, which expose students to the legal profession and coach students in trial and appellate advocacy. Under the accomplished leadership of Debra Lesser, Executive Director of the Justice Resource Center, the Mentor Program has grown to include approximately sixty New York law firms and over fifty New York high schools; over 600 pairs exist nationally.
This year’s Competition considers (1) Whether an investigatory stop is valid when it is based on a tip from a retired police officer stating only that the suspect is acting suspiciously; and (2) Whether a court should defer to a federal agent’s belief that the suspect was armed and dangerous and whether the scope of the Agent’s search, in reliance on that belief, was proper. Preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds will be held at Fordham Law School on November 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and December 2 and 5, 2013. Rounds begin at 9:15 AM and 10:45 AM each day and last no more than seventy minutes each. Additionally, all participating attorneys who have been admitted to the New York Bar for at least two years can earn a total of two (2) CLE credits for judging the Mentor Competition.
If you have any questions regarding the 2014 Mentor Competition, please contact Sarah Bloom, Mentor Editor, at the Fordham Moot Court office at (212) 636-6882 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.