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Katie Cox and Crystal Yu

**Content Warning: The facts of this problem concern intimate partner violence and the cases discussed include cases about sexual assault.**

I. Under what circumstances, if any, does the common law right to fair procedure require a private university to afford a student who is the subject of a disciplinary proceeding with the opportunity to utilize certain procedural processes, such as cross-examination of witnesses at a live hearing?

II. Did Prescott waive or forfeit any right he may have had to cross-examine witnesses at a live hearing?

III. Assuming it was error for the university to fail to provide Prescott with the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses at a live hearing in this matter, was the error harmless?

IV. What effect, if any, does Senate Bill No. 493 have on the resolution of the issues presented in this case?


Last practice March 30th.

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Rana Salem, Zoe Bays, Mackenzie Cowles

Whether the First Amendment protects an instructor’s in-class speech on a matter of public

concern by limiting a public college’s disciplinary power or whether academic speech is

categorically unprotected by the First Amendment as official duty speech under Garcetti?


Whether the government speech doctrine allows a public college to compel a professor to

communicate certain information endorsing a viewpoint in conflict with the professor’s

deeply held academic views or whether the well-established Pickering-Connick balancing

test should continue to apply in the academic setting?

Last practice April 10th.

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All Upcoming Practices

Date and Time Team Location Judges
Tue. March 28th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM NAAC Petitioners 200-122 Mayeli Soto Reiko Harris Nicholas Gleason Phillip Agee Jonathan Theobald [no more spots]
Thu. March 30th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Traynor Zoom [Send Off!] Chris Blackburn Samantha Fong Bri Fluhrer Taylor Boyle Zahra Parekh [1 more spot]
Fri. March 31st
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NAAC Petitioners 200-122 Jake Zarone Prashanthi Manoharan Thomas Ly Han Wang Amanda Byrne [no more spots]
Sun. April 2nd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM NAAC Petitioners Zoom Juan Zahra Parekh Thomas Ly Hanna Ananya Sreekanth [no more spots]
Tue. April 4th
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM NAAC Petitioners 333-308 Marc Vasquez Matt Ganan Matt Ganan Sofia Maristela Aditi Asthana [no more spots]
Wed. April 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM NAAC Petitioners 333-315 Sofia Maristela Miriam Pieters [3 more spots]
Fri. April 7th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NAAC Petitioners 333-204 Jake Zarone Catherine Kinkel Moushmi Gazula [2 more spots]
Sat. April 8th
11:00 PM - 1:00 PM NAAC Petitioners Zoom Marc Vasquez Thomas Ly Joseph Lin Joseph Lin Joseph Lin [no more spots]
Mon. April 10th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM NAAC Petitioners Send Off 333-202 Marc Vasquez (until 9am) Alex Nicholson Sean Ross [2 more spots]