The 2013 Rutgers Law Class Day Celebration is Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Instructions for Graduating Seniors for Class Day
Professional attire is requested. Regalia will only be worn at Graduation.
Graduates should attend the reception with family and friends at 5:00 pm. When you arrive at the reception, please check in at the table on Second Floor East, by the Clark Commons on the Law Bridge. Most certificates will be distributed when you check in. If you are receiving a pro bono award, also check in with Pam Mertsock-Wolfe, at the same table. Individual awards will be distributed on stage.
At 5:45 pm, families and friends will go to the Gordon Theatre. All seniors should remain in the Law Bridge to get ready to walk together to the Gordon Theatre. Some award recipients will be recognized on stage at the Gordon Theatre, while others, especially members of larger groups, will be recognized at their seats. See http://camlaw.rutgers.edu/class-day-awards.
Individual award winners will have photos taken on stage at the ceremony.
Individual Award recipients -- Going on and off the stage:
Please listen carefully to the announcers and presenters, and follow the order of awards on the Class Day booklet. Members of groups will be asked to stand at their seats for applause. Individual award recipients will be invited on stage. Please follow the program and be aware of the person that precedes you. Those who will be recognized on stage should move to the bottom of the steps to the right of the audience during the presentation of the immediately preceding award. Go up on the stage as your name is called. Pose for a photo with the presenter and the Dean. Exit by using the steps on the opposite side of the stage.
Schedule of Events
- 5:00 pm: Reception on the Clark Commons on the Law Bridge. Friends and families welcome. No RSVP necessary.
- 5:45 pm: Friends and families proceed to the Gordon Theater
- 6:00 pm: Students march in and ceremony begins at the Gordon Theatre
Parking will be available in Lot 14 by the Gym (Third and Pearl Streets). No parking passes will be necessary that evening.
Moot Court Competitions
|Judge James Hunter, III Memorial Moot Court Board Officers|
These graduating students supervised, organized and managed the James Hunter III Memorial Advanced Moot Court Competition under the supervision of Adjunct Professor Deborah A. Shore.
Participants will be acknowledged in the Class Day program.
|Judge James Hunter, III Memorial Advanced Moot Court Competition Awards|
Judge James Hunter, III Memorial Advanced Moot Court Competition Awards
Dedicated to the memory of a fine member of the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals who served from 1971 until his death in 1989, these awards honor students who have excelled in written and oral appellate advocacy. Advisor: Professor Deborah A. Shore
ABA National Representation in Mediation Competition (Section of Dispute Resolution) The competition is designed to acquaint the law student participants with advocacy skills in alternative dispute resolution processes, specifically mediation. The focus of this competition is on attorney representation of clients in mediation.
Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team This is a two semester course where students prepare for an appellate-style argument regarding a matter of international law. During the first semester, students write a memorial (international law brief) and prepare an oral argument for an intramural competition. The top students are selected by the International Law Moot Court advisor to participate in the interscholastic competition, which takes place in Washington, D.C. in early March. Advisors: Professors Ari Afilalo, Roger S. Clark and Candidus Dougherty
National Latino Moot Court Team The Competition is open to all Hispanic National Bar Association-Law Student Division members enrolled in a full or part-time J.D. degree program at any law school. Advisor: Professor Lisa Rodriguez
National Moot Court Team The National Moot Court Team is composed of students selected by the faculty advisor, along with the Hunter Advanced Moot Court Board, to participate in the National Moot Court Competition. Competitors must have participated in the Hunter Advanced Moot Court Program. Advisor: Associate Dean Camille Spinello Andrews
Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Team Recognized as the preeminent environmental law moot in the United States, the moot tests skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy on issues drawn from real cases, providing experience in environmental litigation first hand. Advisor: Professor Neil Wise
The Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, is an intellectual property law competition named after Judge Rich, the former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is the nation's specialized patent court. The competition involves sophisticated patent law issues, trade secrets and sometimes trademark law issues. Advisor: Professor Jane Licata
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team A team of students, selected by application, enroll in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team and represent Rutgers-Camden at the competition in Vienna, Austria. The goal of this competition is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes. Advisors: Professors Richard Hyland, Erika Levin and Tara Parvey
Trial Advocacy Competition Team This team is composed of the highest scoring students in the Intramural Mock Trial Team fall competition. The Trial Advocacy Competition competes regionally against other law schools. Advisors: Professors Sandra Gavin and Stanley Stahl
Intramural Mock Trial Team This competition is conducted in the fall in three separate rounds and students are scored on an individual and team basis. The highest scoring students may be offered positions on Rutgers Trial Advocacy Competition Team which competes regionally against other law schools. Advisors: Professors Sandra Gavin and Stanley Stahl
Participants from the graduating class will be acknowledged in the Class Day program.