Brief Preparation and Submittal Rules
Environmental Moot Court 2014
To receive credit for the course you are required to submit a brief of passable quality that meets all of the following requirements.
- All portions of the brief must be typed in 12 point Times New Roman font.
- The brief must be double-spaced. You may use single-spacing for footnotes, point headings and block quotations.
- The brief must be printed on 8 ½ by 11 inch white paper.
- Typed material should be no more or no less than 6 ½ by 9 ½ inches on one side of each page.
- The brief must be no less than 25 pages, but no more than 30 pages. Any page on which the following typed material appears is excluded from the page count:
- Questions Presented for Review
- Table of Contents
- Table of Authorities
- All citations appearing in the brief must comply with the latest edition of A Uniform System of Citation, (The “Bluebook”).
- Briefs must comply with all rules of the United States Supreme Court unless otherwise superseded by this memorandum, including the following exceptions.
- Do not follow Rules 24.1(e), 24.2, 24.3 & 24.4.
- Do not follow Rule 25.
- Do not follow Rule 26. Instead, use and cite to the problem as the record.
- Follow Rule 33 only with regard to the color.
- Do not follow Rule 34.1(c).
- The brief must be securely bound or fastened along the left margin.
- Submission Rules
- Due Date and Procedure:
- Briefs may be submitted from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Room 541-B. Once submitted, briefs will be time stamped.
- Please submit three (3) copies of your brief:
- One (1) copy should include competitor names and team number.
- Two (2) copies should only include team number to ensure anonymous grading.
- EARLY SUBMITTAL:
- Briefs submitted prior to Friday, March 7, 2014, should be hand delivered to Caroline Paillou. Please e-mail Caroline Paillou at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to arrange a time to deliver the briefs.
- LATE SUBMITTAL:
- Briefs submitted between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM will receive a one point deduction from the final brief score for every five minutes past the noon deadline. Briefs will not be accepted after 1:00 PM.
- Briefs will be graded for content and style using the law school numeric grading scale.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact a moot court board member by e-mail or through their mailbox.