HISTORY OF THE MONRAD G. PAULSEN MOOT COURT COMPETITION
The Monrad G. Paulsen Competition, named after Cardozo's first Dean, is an intramural competition, sponsored by the Moot Court Honor Society, which provides a forum for second and third year students to compete for recognition as Cardozo's best advocates. All upper level students are eligible to participate. Entrants write briefs which are evaluated by the Moot Court Honor Society Editorial Board and faculty members. Entrants then participate in an "elimination style" oral advocacy tournament which is judged by faculty, practicing attorneys and judges. Students submit a brief on one of the two issues of law before the court and orally argue both issues over several nights of competition. Students with the best oral and written scores advance progressively to semi-final and final rounds. On the basis of their performance in the competition, some participants are invited to join the Moot Court Honor Society.