Joshua J. Voss, an associate in Kleinbard LLC’s Litigation Department, served as a guest Judge at the Marshall Brennan Appellate Advocacy Competition at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. Voss volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan appellate advocacy competition for high school students.
Professor Gwen Roseman Stern of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law launched the program in Philadelphia in 2005. She started with University of Pennsylvania law students and expanded the project to include the Kline School of Law students. Together, there are currently over 60 law students who teach over approximately 1,500 high school students in Philadelphia public high schools. The law students share their passion for constitutional law and impart that knowledge to the excitement of the high school students.
The project culminates in a Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition where two students from each classroom are chosen to argue as the “Petitioner” and the other as the “Respondent” in a mock United States Supreme Court case. In Philadelphia, the local competition includes about 60 high school student advocates who argue the case in front of sitting judges and lawyers of the distinguished Philadelphia legal community.
Voss is the valedictorian of the inaugural class of the Drexel University School of Law and currently serves on the Drexel Law Alumni Council. He concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate practice, the Right-to-Know Law, and litigation by and against public officials and agencies.
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