If your student is interested in law school, moot court—a form of legal debate—is a great preparation. What can your student do now to begin that preparation? Find out from a national champion, today on Home School Heartbeat, with host Mike Farris.
My guest today on the program is Aidan Grano. Aidan, along with his partner, Rachel Heflin, won the national championship in American Collegiate Moot Court this year. Aidan is a junior at Patrick Henry College. Aidan, welcome to the program.
Thank you for having me.
You’ve already excelled in moot court here at Patrick Henry, and you’ve got another year to go. As a homeschool graduate, what prepared you most for success on the collegiate moot court team?
I actually never had any forensic experience in high school. The first time I ever engaged in any kind of public speaking was actually here at Patrick Henry’s Con Law camp. So obviously, I’d recommend that for anyone who wants to get involved. But I think one of the things that prepared me the most was figuring out why I wanted to do what I wanted to do, and to get involved in law in particular.
So what did you learn in that area?
Well, I think that as an advocate both for a client and then as someone who’s involved in the judicial profession, your primary mindset should be service—and the service of both the law as an abstract and what would be good for the people, and for the particular person whom you're advocating for.
And Aidan, how does your Christian worldview fit into this vision?
Well I think, ultimately, if we’re called to lead the nation and shape the culture, we’re called first and foremost to be servants: servants of God and servants of the American people and our culture itself.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I’m Mike Farris.