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Second-and third-year Duke Law students will face a distinguished panel of judges in the Dean's Cup Moot Court Competition the week of Feb. 3-7, accompanied by a clerkship panel with federal judges at the week's end.

Dean's Cup semi-final rounds begin at 4:00 p.m. in the moot courtroom on Thursday, February 6, and will be judged by the Honorable Doug McCullough and the Honorable Robin Hudson of the N.C. Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Frank Bullock, Jr., a federal district court judge for the Middle District of N.C. The final round will be held on Friday, February 7, at 4:00 p.m. and will be judged by the Honorable David Sentelle from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Honorable Roger Gregory from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Brent McKnight, a federal Magistrate judge from Charlotte, NC.

All members of the Law School community are invited to attend these rounds.

On the Friday of finals, Judge Sentelle and Judge Gregory will participate in a panel to discuss the value of judicial clerkships and answer student questions. Professor James Coleman will moderate the panel, to be held at noon in Room 3043.

The Dean's Cup competition is an annual intramural moot court competition for upperclass Duke Law students. The case for this year's competition is Hickman v. Gerber, which presents the issue of whether the government's refusal to enable an inmate to pursue artificial insemination options violates a fundamental, constitutional right to procreate.