Thursday, Feb. 7 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 3041
The Dean's Cup is the premiere internal moot court competition for second and third year students at Duke Law. It builds on the problem presented in the Appellate Practice Class and allows students to further hone their oral advocacy skills. During the tournament, which begins in January, law students submit written briefs and present oral arguments to student and faculty judges. The last two winners compete in this final round, judged by Justice Alito, Judge Cabranes, and Judge Pauley.
To sign up for a chance to win a ticket to the final round of the Dean's Cup, please click on the following link.
Registration will end at 12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.
Samuel Alito was confirmed as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006. He holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale University, where he served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Judge Leonard Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
José A. Cabranes was appointed a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1994. At the time of his appointment, he was chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Judge Cabranes holds an A.B. degree from Columbia College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an M.Litt. in international law from the University of Cambridge in England.
William H. Pauley was appointed to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, in 1999. He is a double alumnus of Duke University, having earned his bachelor's degree and J.D. in 1974 and 1977, respectively. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was in private practice and served as assistant counsel to the New York State Assembly minority leader. Judge Pauley is a member of the Duke Law School Board of Visitors.