Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Free, reservation required
The Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition provides an opportunity for students to develop their brief writing and advocacy skills and to test these skills in an open, rigorous competition. Organized by the USD Appellate Moot Court Board, the competition consists of several preliminary rounds, culminating in the final round argued before a distinguished panel of judges.
Distinguished Panel of Judges:
M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Richard R. Clifton, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Bruce S. Jenkins, Senior Judge, United States District Court, District of Utah
Janis L. Sammartino, District Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of California
Case Before the Court:
This year's McLennon problem involves the highly controversial Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA") which requires application of strict scrutiny to local zoning decisions that substantially burden religious exercise.