The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Region Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition at the University of Denver on October 28, 2011. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges.
No experience, judicial or litigation, is necessary. All judges will receive a bench brief with all main issues and applicable case law, as well as suggested questions to ask competitors. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.
The Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition was founded in 1993 by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association of the South Texas College of Law. It is administered by the NAPABA Law Foundation and the NAPABA Judicial Council. The Competition honors the late Judge Thomas Tang, a champion of individual rights, an advocate for the advancement of minority attorneys, an ardent supporter of NAPABA and the moot court competition. Judge Tang served on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 until his passing in 1995. Judge Tang’s wife, Dr. Pearl Tang, continues the legacy and participates every year.
The Competition is open to all students but is especially designed to reach out to Asian Pacific American law students and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their writing and oral advocacy skills and compete for scholarships totaling $10,000.