Making lemons into lemonade

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Oct 7, 2010 in The 2L Life | Subscribe

Hey everybody :)

One of the bundle of long-delayed entries I posted Wednesday mentioned the totally crazy TYLA fact set we were given for NCCU Law‘s 2L Opening Statement competition held by the Trial Advocacy Board.

I finally got the video from my performance to see where I need to improve, and thankfully things didn’t turn out as disastrous as I thought they did at the time. It’s posted below for your amusement in case anyone’s interested.

Just for sport, see if you can spot the moment when I realized I left something out and would have to work it back in on the fly :beatup:

If you want to check out the fact pattern for the case, complete with the autopsy report, download “Cori Harbour Cañas v. Jody Hamer, M.D.” from this URL at

Hope y’all enjoy :) I’m off to bed so I can take a tour of the Durham County Jail tomorrow with EIC and some other folks from my DV Law class. Have a great night! :D

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Rosie Matthews
Oct 8, 2010 at 7:55 PM

If it makes you feel any better … our Moot Court problem involved reverse preemption of a treaty and the applicability of the McCarran-Ferguson Act to international insurance companies. No freaking lie. This was after they distributed a problem about the First Amendment rights of teachers to talk about marijuana, then took it back a day later because 40% of us had seen the problem before.

Oct 11, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Oh my. I would have vastly preferred the marijuana problem too :beatup:

Rosie Matthews
Oct 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Oh my is right.

Oct 13, 2010 at 1:20 AM

Did it at least turn out well, all things considered? :)


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