I loved it! Really.
A friend of mine wished me luck at arguments tonight. Yesterday, my water heater broke and my basement flooded. I lost a glove from my favorite pair, I ripped my favorite scarf looking for my favorite glove (don’t ask) and I was pissed because my Legal Writing instructor gave me yet another lousy grade. I told my friend that Moot Court was the last thing on my mind.
So we all get to the classroom/courtroom, and the judges are there in their little robes, and we are there in our black pumps (and yes, someone was wearing pearls). Opposing council does her spiel, and the judges are asking really tough questions about the case law. I was so annoyed about this whole thing, I didn’t even review the cases. I’m thinking, “Shit, maybe I should have prepared better.”
So then I get up there, and not three sentences in, the judges start hammering in with the questions. They were really hard questions. But I just said a little prayer, and thought about how Tyra Banks would handle the situation. By the time I sat down, I was actually having fun.
I got some really nice feedback too. Two of the judges actually said that I should consider litigation.
I don’t know if I could handle all of the work that comes with the competitions next year, but I had a good time.
Good luck to anyone who hasn’t gone yet!