Innovative AMC3 Sends Undergrads Into Courtroom
The Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) is a groundbreaking program where Tennessee undergraduates argue appellate cases with their peers. Tennessee colleges prepare a brief and send legal teams of undergraduates to argue as petitioner and respondent about a legal problem. The Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court presides, assisted by Court-appointed magistrates in the preliminary round.
AMC3 arguments occur in Nashville concurrently with the General Assembly of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature(TISL).
A preliminary and an intermediate round will select finalists to compete for the championship. The Jury of View, comprised of professional lawyers, scores participants and determines finalists. On the morning of the fourth day (Sunday), the Supreme Court will deliver its decision and present awards to the best teams, lawyers and justices.
AMC3 2019 UPDATE
1) Teams should not brief or argue the qualified immunity doctrine. That legal concept is beyond the scope of the problem.
2) Teams should assume that the fictitious Seventeenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court on the same grounds and reasoning provided in the district court’s summary judgment order. As a result, the parties are now arguing before the Supreme Court of the United States. Teams should assume that a petition for writ of certiorari was granted on exactly the same issue that was raised below.
Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation
The Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge is a project of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) educational corporation chartered by the State of Tennessee.
Tennessee Bar Association
Founded in 1881, the Tennessee Bar Association is dedicated to enhancing fellowship among members of the state's legal community, assisting in professional development and building a positive image for the profession through public relations activities.
Lincoln Memorial University
Duncan College of Law
Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan College of Law in Knoxville is located in a beautifully restored building that was built in the 1840s. It features state-of-the-art technology and high passage rates on the Tennessee bar exam.