March 23, 2018

A Hard Look at Textualism (and Some of Its Canons)

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

The American Constitution Society presents Joseph Kimble discussing fascinating high-level cases in which courts have grappled with applying textual canons, better drafting to avoid interpretive issue, soundness of the canons, merits of textual and nontextual arguments, and empirical evidence on whether textualism is the neutral, objective, nonideological approach it claims to be.
Lunch will be provided.

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A Hard Look at Textualism (and Some of Its Canons)

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

The American Constitution Society presents Joseph Kimble discussing fascinating high-level cases in which courts have grappled with applying textual canons, better drafting to avoid interpretive issue, soundness of the canons, merits of textual and nontextual arguments, and empirical evidence on whether textualism is the neutral, objective, nonideological approach it claims to be.
Lunch will be provided.

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Jessup Try-Outs Application Deadline

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law 370

Deadline for Applications for the Jessup Team is TODAY at 5 PM! Email to: jarias18@law.du.edu

Try-Outs for the Jessup Team are TOMORROW!

Interested in being prepared for the practice of law in a way other moot court or mock trial teams, or even classes cannot accomplish? Or are you interested in international law or appellate advocacy? Then try-out for the Jessup Team!

What is the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition?
• The LARGEST, most prestigious, and MOST FUN moot court competition in the WORLD!
• 1,000s of students, from over 700 law schools, in more than 100 countries!
• The team does appellate style oral arguments and writes legal briefs for a fictional dispute before a simulated International Court of Justice (World Court of the United Nations).
• Being in Jessup teaches you to be a great legal writer, a skilled oralist, an effective and efficient legal researcher, and proficient in legal reasoning better than any other class, moot court/mock trial team, or internship in law school.
• If we advance to the international rounds, there is a week-long series of events and parties in Washington, D.C. where you can meet some of the biggest players in international law and U.S. politics, who will be judging the competition.
• You can earn up to 5 graded credits each year and fulfill the upper level writing requirement.

What we are looking for in new teammates?
• Decent public speaking ability, eager to learn, willing to have fun, team player, and passionate!
• NO KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IS REQUIRED!!!
• Time Commitment: two nights a week for practices, and part of Winter Break (we take a week or more off for holidays).

How to Try-Out:
• Email: Brief explanation of why you want to be on the Jessup Team in a simple cover letter, resume, and writing sample (1L Memo, etc.), to Tony (Jose) Arias (jarias18@law.du.edu) with the subject line “Jessup Application” by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd.
• Try-outs will be March 24th, consisting of:
o A 3-5-minute easy presentation with provided materials just to demonstrate your natural speaking qualities.
o This will be followed by a brief interview with the current Jessup Team.

Questions? Email Tony Arias at: jarias18@law.du.edu

You can access the try-out materials here (they will be emailed to you as well after you send in your application): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AV_yNNAWAC09w-LwKNhc8AS7PSmnMh8UuGooF_QimlI/edit?usp=sharing

If you cannot attend the info session, you can access the power point from the info session here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EA74hVc5hdfsgIqWgt0pm5YDG7uDHkUa/view?usp=sharing

If you cannot attend the info session, you can access the recording of the info session from last year here: https://du-denverlaw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4588d704-6834-43bb-a92f-e44a9be9814a

Want to know more about Jessup?

The Jessup All Rise Movie promotional trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u5Xcpa0big

A blog about 25 reasons why students should participate in the Jessup competition
http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/law-journal/2016/09/30/25-reasons-why-all-law-students-should-participate-in-the-jessup-competition/

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