Young Litigators Project
The distinguished judges that have served on the panel included; Supreme Court Justice Carol W. Hunstein, Supreme Court Justice P.Harris Hines, United States District Judge Peter J. Messittee, Judge Johnny Mason, Judge Robert McBurney, Judge Renata Turner, U.S. Court of Appeals Attorney Nancy Millar, U.S. Court of Appeals Attorney Sarah Rasalam, Attorney Cora Graves, Attorney Chantel Mullen, Attorney Adam Sutton, Professor Roy Sobelson, And Mrs. Shelia Manely.
Each spring, YLP host a Moot Court Competition. The law students prepare the participants for the competition helping them to understand the fact pattern, analyzing statues and case law, writing a brief and then preparing them for oral argument.
The Young Litigators Project partners with middle and high schools to bring law students in to educate participants about their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution. Law students come to the participants’ location once per week during the fall and spring semester. The participants learn about the amendments and the law students connect the Constitutional issues with their lives and experience.