Moot Court:
GW Law School's Moot Court Finals are next Thursday, and the panel is just about as intimidating as it gets in this business: Chief Justice John G. Roberts will preside, and will be joined by Judges Guido Calabresi and Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I just hope no one gets flustered and tries to leave in the middle. As far as I know, this is the Chief's second moot court since his confirmation.
Robert Schwartz (mail):
I am not sure I would have been able to speak loudly enough to be heard over the sound of my knees knocking together.
2.3.2006 2:18am
Wintermute (www):
Sheesh. Well, being in the DC area has some advantages, the traffic not being among them.
2.3.2006 3:02am
Dave Hardy (mail) (www):
Couple of decades ago, Rehnquist chaired moot court here at Univ of Arizona. During one argument, he pointed to the advocate and said "You..." and before he could finish the question the advocated keeled over. Passed out cold. The CJ became most worried and rushed over.
2.3.2006 11:35am
Kovarsky (mail):
my friend is in the final. he's fairly nervous.
2.3.2006 1:01pm
I was wondering why this one got a shout out and the Wake one did not...but then I saw the link.

I watched the finals at Wake this past fall and both students did a fantastic job. However, I was most impressed with how Roberts creates an atmosphere of comfort in his court. There was never a palpable sense of fear from anyone in the room, yet he (and the other judges) asked tough questions that required skillful answers. In short, I could not have been more impressed with how he ran the court.

disclaimer—I am a wake law student
2.3.2006 4:37pm