Constitution Day Moot Court Simulation
October 15 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The College’s Moot Court co-curricular team members will present the 2019-2020 American Moot Court Association (AMCA) case before a panel of esteemed attorneys to be led by Geoffrey J. Ritts, J.D., partner, Jones Day, and vice chair of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, in the Performing Arts Center on the College campus. Joining Ritts on the bench will be attorney Walter Benson, J.D., from Akron, who has litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court on several capital murder cases, and Mary-Michele Coleman Walsh, J.D., a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and director of the Office of Academic Affairs at the College.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception in the Administration Building foyer.
The simulated AMCA case the students will present on Constitution Day looks at whether a fictional defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated by obtaining cellphone records without a warrant and whether the Sixth Amendment right to confront an accuser was violated by the introduction of hearsay declarations. The hypothetical legal action concerns sexually explicit material on the mobile device.