The Spring Qualifying Tournament ("SQT")
IMPORTANT DEADLINE INFORMATION
Registration closes on Friday, January 24th, at 11:59 pm. Registrants will receive the SQT packet on the morning of January 25th.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I have to do to try out?
A: Tryouts are composed of a written and oral component based on a hypothetical case before the Supreme Court. You will write for the Appellant or Appellee based on what we assign, and you will argue both sides during the oral argument.
Q: Will this affect my Rhetoric grade?
A: No, however, the experience will be excellent practice for your rhetoric memo and oral argument.
Q: When will the record for the oral argument be released?
A: January 25th.
Q: Does it cost anything to try out?
A: Yes, $20.
Q: If I drop out, do I get my $20 back?
A: No, this is a non-refundable deposit.
Q: I am a 2L, does that matter for what I turn in for my writing component?
A: No. Everyone will turn in a brief based on the same problem, but the research still helps 2Ls - hint, hint, Criminal Procedure.
Q: Will my written brief and oral argument be on the same issue?
A: Yes. As with our normal competitions, students will be assigned either Appellant or Appellee and will write an appellate brief for that side. They will then prepare oral arguments for both sides of the same issue.
|January 13th||Registration Opens|
|January 15th||Optional Evening Information Session
10:00pm in NT01
|January 16th||Optional Daytime Information Session
Noon in YT17
|January 24th||Registration Closes|
|January 25th||Registrants Receive Problem|
|January 27th||Mandatory Information Session
12:00pm in Y401 & 10:00pm in Y401
|February 2nd||Briefs Due at 11:59pm|
|February 9th||Oral Arguments|