PACKET CLARIFICATIONS 2016 MARDI GRAS SPORTS LAW INVITATIONAL Q. The website states that the extended brief submission deadline is January 11th, but the rules say the submission deadline is January 8th. Which is the correct deadline? A. The correct deadline is January 11th. All briefs (electronic and all hard copies) must be received by Tulane by January 11th, 2016. ELECTRONIC BRIEFS MAY NOW BE SUBMITTED ON JANUARY 11TH INSTEAD OF JANUARY 8TH. Q. Should the brief follow the guidelines for briefs to the Supreme Court when formatting the brief? What headings, sections, or other formatting requirements are different or otherwise noteworthy? A. The only requirements for the briefs are as follows: Each brief must contain the following: Brief Cover (formatting on pg. 6 of Rules) Questions Presented Page Table of Contents Table of Authorities Appendix (if needed) Argument Section The word limit is 7,500 words. The word limit does not include the brief cover, questions presented, table of contents, table of authorities, or appendix. These listed sections are the only sections required. All other sections may be added by your team, but if you chose to add any sections (i.e. summary of the argument), those sections will be included in the word count. Pages 4-7 of the Rules describes the formatting requirements of the briefs (i.e. Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double spaced, except for footnotes, argument headings, and extended quotations, which may be single spaced). Headings, footnotes, and singlespaced quotations must be in 12pt. font and in times new roman. Q. What is the proper format for citations to the problem? A. All citations must conform to the most recent edition of A Uniform System of Citation (the Bluebook). Q. Should teams assume that there is no challenge to the Court having subject matter jurisdiction over the state law claims related to the “baseball rule”? A. Subject Matter Jurisdiction is NOT an issue, so assume that no challenge was or will be made on the issue of subject matter jurisdiction to the court. Q. What should be the source of law for the “baseball rule” question? Will the court look to the common law of any one state in particular in making its decision or can the common law of any state be considered persuasive authority? A. Tulania is meant to be dependent on persuasive authority. When researching and drafting your brief, consider ANY state law for support. Q. Are teams to assume that the School Corporation is the owner and operator of the stadium where the baseball tournament took place? A. When drafting the brief, assume that the School Corporation is the owner and operator of the baseball stadium. Jesuit High School is only hosting a baseball tournament at the baseball stadium. Jesuit High School does not actually own or operate the stadium.