Schedule of Important Dates and Events

Monday, April 19, 2010 – 12:45 PM in Boalt 105
Information Session (Non-Pizza Lunch Provided)

Professor Fernholz and Co-Directors Joe Rose and Jackie Setili will host an information session to discuss next year’s competition, share some tips with interested competitors, and answer any questions. If you cannot attend the session for good reason, please e-mail us and we will schedule an appointment with you at a mutually convenient time.

Summer, 2010 – Via competition website
Record Release

The record to this year’s competition will be posted to the McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition website.

Friday, July 16, 2010 – Via email
First Batch of Side Preference Sheets Due

Students who are sure they will be participating may submit a sidepreference sheet by this date. We cannot promise that all students will beassigned to their preferred side, but once assigned, students may startdrafting their brief.

Friday, July 19, 2010 – Via e-mail
Side Assignment Release I

The first batch of side assignments will be released.

Friday, August 6, 2010 – 375 Boalt Hall
Second Batch of Side Preference Sheets Due

All enrolled students must submit side preference sheets by this date. [ALLcompetitors should mail a signed hardcopy to confirm their commitment!]

Friday, August 9, 2010 – Via e-mail
Side Assignment Release II

The second batch of side assignments will be released. Once your assignmentis released, no drops will be allowed.

October and November, 2010 – specific dates TBA
Office Hours with Joe & Jackie

We will be available to meet in person to discuss any questions or concernswith the problem, brief-writing, etc. E-mail appointments preferred.

Friday, July 16, 2010 – Via email
First Batch of Side Preference Sheets Due

Students who are sure they will be participating may submit a sidepreference sheet by this date. We cannot promise that all students will beassigned to their preferred side, but once assigned, students may startdrafting their brief.

Friday, July 19, 2010 – Via e-mail
Side Assignment Release I

The first batch of side assignments will be released.

Friday, August 6, 2010 – 375 Boalt Hall
Second Batch of Side Preference Sheets Due

All enrolled students must submit side preference sheets by this date. [ALLcompetitors should mail a signed hardcopy to confirm their commitment!]

Friday, August 9, 2010 – Via e-mail
Side Assignment Release II

The second batch of side assignments will be released. Once your assignmentis released, no drops will be allowed.

October and November, 2010 – specific dates TBA
Office Hours with Joe & Jackie

We will be available to meet in person to discuss any questions or concernswith the problem, brief-writing, etc. E-mail appointments preferred, but drop-ins are welcome as well.

Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 – 12:00 PM - Via e-mail
(Tentative) Draft Brief Due For Comments

If you are submitting a draft of your brief, you must provide one hard copy and one electronic copy to Jackie and Joe. We will provide further information and hard deadlines at the beginning of the second semester.

Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 – 12:00 PM – 375 Boalt Hall
Final Briefs Due

Final briefs are due to Professor Fernholz’s office by Noon. Bring four bound copies formatted to the specifications discussed in the McBaine Rules. E-mail a copy to both wfernholz@law.berkeley.edu and mcbaine.competition@gmail.com.

Weeks of January 10 and 17, 2011 – Rooms and times TBA
Preliminary Oral Arguments Rounds I & II

Monday, January 24, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. – Rooms TBA
Quarterfinal Oral Arguments

Thursday, January 27, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. – Rooms TBA
Semifinal Oral Arguments

All competitors and Boalt 1Ls are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 5:00 p.m. – Location TBA
Final Oral Arguments

The entire Boalt Community is welcome and encouraged to witness Boalt Hall’s finest as they make their cases before U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and two other distinguished jurists. A private reception for invitees, honored guests, and final round competitors will follow.