Registration Open for 2010 NLLSA Moot Court Competition at Yale Law School

In Academic, Immigration, Latin America, NLLSA, Politics, Sotomayor, Supreme Court, U.S. Government on July 2, 2010 by nllsachair

September 30 – October 2, 2010

Yale Law School

New Haven, CT

May the Immigration and Nationality Act impose different residency requirements on unwed citizen-fathers as compared to unwed citizen mothers whose foreign-born children seek derivative citizenship?

Latina/o law students from around the country will try to answer that question during the annual NLLSA Moot Court Competition this October at Yale Law School.

The Moot Court question is now ready for release.  Registration forms can be found here. More info after the jump.

The National Latina/o Law Students Association Annual Moot Court Competition is an opportunity for law students to hone their legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills while competing against students from across the country.  At the competition students will practice their real world litigation abilities in front of legal practitioners, who then offer feedback and advice indispensable to any lawyer considering litigation.

It also gives students the opportunity to become experts in a contemporary and controversial area of the law.  Last year, students considered whether the Sixth Amendment guarantee of effective assistance of counsel requires a criminal defense lawyer to advise a non-citizen client that pleading guilty to an aggravated felony will trigger mandatory deportation, paralleling a case that was being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Email Alex Uballez or David Perez with any questions.


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