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2016 Heisler Moot Court – “Turning Colleges into Courtrooms:  Discipline, Due Process and Liberty”

Seaside, CA — Monterey College of Law welcomes the public to join us for the 2016 Heisler Moot Court on Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the CSUMB World Theater, 5260 6th Ave, Seaside, CA. There is no admission charge for the event.

Are university disciplinary rules and procedures subject to the 14th Amendment due process requirement? The university’s dilemma . . . maintaining a safe environment vs. procedural due process . . . what does the Constitution say?

Join in this challenging conversation at the 2016 Heisler Moot Court when four Monterey College of Law student finalists argue this important contemporary issue before a three-justice appellate panel.

This year’s fictional Heisler Moot Court case involves the disciplinary suspension of a student at “Columbia State University” for an alleged sexual assault following an alcohol-fueled party on campus. The suspended student claims that the University’s disciplinary process did not afford him due process. In the case before our Heisler Moot Court Justices, the trial court found that the University’s disciplinary procedures violated the student’s 14th Amendment rights and ordered the student reinstated. The University has filed an emergency appeal.

Congratulations to the Monterey College of Law students selected to present the case as Heisler Moot Court finalists: Aaron Breeden, Rudy Darken, Brett Hartmann, and Molly Lorenzi. Congratulations also go to Brion Berkley and Cara Benech who were selected as alternates for the program.

The law school also welcomes our three Heisler Justices for the 2016 Court, the Honorable Adrienne Grover, Associate Justice Sixth District Court of Appeal, the Honorable Gayle Peron, San Luis Obispo Superior Court, and the Honorable Sam Stevens, Santa Cruz Superior Court (Ret.).

For additional information regarding the 2016 Heisler Moot Court contact:

Lisa Williams, lwilliams@montereylaw.edu or 831-582-4000 ext. 1011

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