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moot

(mŏŏt),
adj 1. subject to argument, undecided.
adj 2. in law, in a moot case one seeks to determine that an abstract question does not arise on existing facts or rights.
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e]verybody knows that everybody is doing this for the good of the development of the law and for the Supreme Court practice, and everybody is happy to do it, but that requires that nobody even know what strategizing went on and who was there to do the moot for whom.
And, in close consultation with Professor Lazarus, he or she helps line up the necessary five to seven panelists for each moot.
Once the panel is set, the Fellow schedules the moot about a week before the actual argument.
Both advocates and panelists come to the moot prepared as if it's the actual argument.
A thorough questioning at a moot, Vladeck says, provides advocates "tremendous insight" into their cases.
You can't have the conversation without the moot and you can't have the moot without the conversation.
37) </pre> <p>The panelists usually succeed in that mission: Porter says that his moot was in fact more difficult than the actual argument.
44) </pre> <p>There's no sense in being overly nice, says Phillips, who as a moot panelist tries "to be fairly aggressive without being overbearing" because that's what advocates can expect from the Court.
This feedback portion of a moot is "really the key," Phillips says.
of people like [a moot panel] to take it pretty seriously.