Attorney Robert Wells Coaches Team in National Moot Court Championship

At Wells & Wells, our passion for law extends beyond helping individual clients and their families, we also strive to contribute to the legal community and one way we accomplish this is by our involvement in moot court. In the Fall of 2015, Arkansas State University contacted Robert Wells to coach the undergraduate moot court teams.

Each year college undergraduates worldwide participate in moot courts, which are simulated arguments before the Supreme Court. In the United States, some are in-class exercises assigned by professors, while other schools form competitive teams.

Undergraduate moot court teams are composed of two oral advocates who are responsible for knowing both issues. Each team receives 20 minutes to argue its case; teams are judged on their forensics, knowledge of the law, their demeanor, and their ability to answer questions from the bench.

Such teams often compete in statewide competitions, or they enter tournaments sponsored by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (ACMA). The ACMA is the only national organization entirely dedicated to intercollegiate moot court.

Our very own, Attorney Robert Wells, is proud to be involved in an upcoming moot court competition. Arkansas State University's team competed in the Iowa regional competition. Based on their stellar performance, they received an at large bid to the national championship of intercollegiate moot court, which is sponsored by the ACMA. Only eighty teams received bids out of over 350 teams.

The team members include senior students, Amber Sanders and Andrew McJunkin, from Arkansas State University. They will compete in the national championship competition on January 16-17, 2015, held at the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida.

Our team is working hard to prepare for the tournament and is looking forward to the competition!


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