Van Vleck was awesome. It was set up like a real Supreme Court case although of course the problem was fictional. I was super-impressed with all 4 of the students who argued before the court, and it was really great to be able to hear the judges questioning the students about the case. I especially enjoyed Judge Calabresi, who is sharp as a whip and funny as well. As Phil said, "I like his style."
The competition went for a couple of hours and at the end they gave out some awards for skills boards and stuff. Afterwards, there was a reception for gold ticket holders (like the moot court board members, family, professors, etc.) and then a regular reception at the law school. Jay and I managed to get into the special reception even though we only had blue tickets because we are that smooth. ;) Which means I got to meet Chief Justice Roberts very briefly and got a picture of him (although not me and him) and got to talk to Judge Calabresi (I love him!) who is really nice and took a picture with me even though I only had a camera phone. Heh. And talked briefly with Judge Sotomayor, too.
It was really great. *sigh* My inner law school geek was contented.
P.S. Also they had good cheesecake. Mmm.