Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will judge the GW Law School’s annual Van Vleck Moot Court competition on January 22. His appearance will mark the third time in four years that a Supreme Court justice has presided over the annual event.
In addition to Scalia, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Marsha Berzo, and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sutton will hear law students argue both sides of a fictional case written by other students.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito presided over previous moot court competitions in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Although last year’s event did not feature a member of the nation’s highest court, Law School Dean Frederick Lawrence hinted that he hoped to invite a Supreme Court justice in 2009.