The moot court is over. Thank the powers that be. Not that it turned out so well. The fact that the lead members of the defense group didn’t bode well for any of us. Sure it did make it even more certain that we were gonna win, but, for the sake of the whole class, their absence ruined a lot. (Of course, we were already gonna win. That was what have been agreed on based on how we plotted everything with their lead.)
For one, we didn’t have that much of a chance for it to go as smoothly as it should have from the very beginning. What with only a week to prepare. The absence of the lead members of the opposing team only made everything worse for the flow of the presentation.
Another thing is that, the rest of the opposing team, especially those who replaced the lead members, the defense lawyers, didn’t know the story so well. Neither did their suspect know the facts of the case. They ended up improvising. Which meant that I had to improvise, too. In the end, they dug their own graves, so to speak.
About our instructor…
Well, she was obviously expecting something better. But what can we do? What can I do? It was too late to tell the opposing team what they were supposed to do. The lead members, they did know. The rest, not exactly.
They were only supposed to answer the questions of the “lawyers”. They knew what they were supposed to answer. Probably. But the didn’t know the rest of everything.
Not that I can still do anything about it. It’s done. It’s over.
I think that our instructor was not able to gauge so well the capabilities of the rest of the class. (As always, I don’t mean to insult anyone. Besides, they already know what they are capable of and what they aren’t. It’s our instructor who didn’t know that.)