September Dear Colleagues Elizabeth Orrico President The Buffalo Criminal

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					                                                                                                   September 9, 2008
                     Dear Colleagues:

 Elizabeth Orrico
     President       The Buffalo Criminal Law Society’s Tenth Annual Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal
                     Law Moot Court Competition will be held at the Erie County Courthouse on Saturday March
                     28, 2009, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Here is a brief synopsis of this year’s competition:
  Elisha Rudolph
  Vice President

                          Competition Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009. There will also be a Welcome

 Neil Pawlowski
                             Meeting and Reception on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 pm.
 Wechsler Moot
      Court               Registration: Entry forms and registration fees must be postmarked by Friday,
Competition Chair
                             November 28, 2008; registered mail, return receipt requested. LATE
                             REGISTRATION MAY JEOPARDIZE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.
Christine Callanan        The field is limited to 24 teams. Spots will be filled based upon the order in which
 Wechsler Moot
       Court                 complete registration materials are obtained.
  Judgies Chair
                          Registration materials include the registration form AND the registration fee.
                             Both MUST be received before a team will be deemed registered for the competition.
    Holly Erick           When filing out your registration, please list a contact person with whom you will
    Treasurer
                             actually maintain contact.
                          A confirmation will be sent to the contact person(s) named on the registration form
    Eric Hurd                via email within 10 days of receipt of the completed registration materials. If you do
Recruitment/Events
       Chair                 not receive this confirmation in a timely fashion, you should contact me via email to
                             remedy the situation. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME YOU ARE ACCEPTED
                             INTO THE COMPETITION IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ME AND
   Sabrina Hill
    Secretary
                             PLEASE DO NOT START WORK ON YOUR BRIEFS AND ORAL
                             ARGUMENTS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION.
                          All registration materials obtained after the field is full will be returned to the
                             senders.
 Entry fee: $400 per team ($775 for two teams). Please make checks payable to Sub-Board I
   Ticket Office.
 Issue: Substantive criminal law; you can review the problem of the previous year on our webpage,
   http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bclc/moot.htm.
 Format: Appellate advocacy; briefs and oral arguments; on and off brief
 Problem: This year’s problem will be posted on our website on Friday, January 9, 2009, so everyone
   has access at the same time regardless of location; email version will be sent shortly thereafter; hard
   copies will not be mailed to the competing teams.
 Briefs: Must be postmarked by Friday, February 20, 2009.
 Rules: Accessible on our webpage, http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bclc/moot.htm.
 Teams: There are two members per team, with a limit of two teams per school.
 Contact Info: The reply form with the names of the competitors, the coach, and the alternate must be
   submitted by mail or e-mail by Friday, February 20, 2009.
 Attendees: Limit of one alternate and one coach per school.
 Awards: Best Oral Advocate; Best (First Place) Team; Best Brief; Best Sportsmanship.
 Contact:     Neil Pawlowski, Wechsler Competition Chair
               Criminal Law Society, O’Brian Hall, Rm. 607
               University at Buffalo School of Law
               Buffalo, New York 14260
               Email: wechslermootcourt@gmail.com
               Website: http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bclc
               Phone: (716) 645-2016


   If intending to compete, please return your completed registration form and registration fee
   postmarked by Friday, November 28, 2008. Please contact me if you have any questions. It is
   important to note that interest in the competition is very high this year, and spots will fill up quickly.
   Please send your registration as soon as possible to reserve your team’s spot in the competition.
   Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your team in March.


   Sincerely Yours,


   Neil Pawlowski