Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Prof. Fortson's LEGL 487 students present mock oral arguments to U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin McCoy
Students prepared arguments for two hypothetical cases. Their arguments were presented before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin McCoy with the U.S. District Court for the State of Alaska who rendered a decision after each case was presented.
Prior to the oral arguments, students prepared written memoranda on their cases and submitted them to their opposing counsel and to Prof. Fortson and the judge. Earlier in the semester, the students also participated in a simulated trial, conducting opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments.