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Friday, June 20, 2014

Moot Court 2014

This year was my first time participating in the Moot Court tournament and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Moot Court is an activity simulating actual court cases, which is held annually at Yeshivah of Flatbush. It was made up of a variety of fast paced cases and it was very interesting to see the different approaches taken by each group toward the same cases. I was the most awed at how invested each student was in their cases, and how hard and quickly they worked when prompted to do so. Even though most of the students were inexperienced with the working of a real court, they each caught on very quickly and made the most of the experience. It was great watching all of the different students interact with each other and seeing the originality of each group. While writing the cases, I could never have expected the ingenious thought processes each group would take or the lengths the students would go to win. It was a tough competition, but three students came out on top, Victor Zeitoune, Billy Dayan, and Sammy Dayan. ~Virginia Dweck, Commissioner