Moot Court provides an opportunity for students to explore Constitutional issues under the leadership of Dr. Frank Guliuzza, PHC’s Dean of Academic Affairs, Pre-Law Advisor, and coach of PHC’s national-championship moot court team. A traditional law school activity, now growing in the undergraduate arena, moot court prepares students for the rigors of arguing a case before the United States Supreme Court. This camp will introduce campers to appellate advocacy and sharpen their reasoning and public speaking skills by preparing arguments for a camp tournament focused on a simulated case. Participation in a previous PHC Constitutional Law Camp is helpful, but not necessary to fully participate in and enjoy the Moot Court Camp. Beginners and veterans alike are welcome!
Dr. Guliuzza is the Dean of Academic Affairs at PHC, serves as the College’s Pre-Law Advisor, coaches the College’s mock trial and moot court teams, and is Professor of Government. Dr. Guliuzza received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame after previously earning a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary. He came to Patrick Henry after teaching at Weber State University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Vassar College, Wheaton College, and Notre Dame.
He is President of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), and is the immediate past President of the American Moot Court Association (AMCA). He is a past President of the Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors and the Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council. His pre-law students have earned admission at dozens of law schools including Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, Penn, Duke, Berkeley, Virginia, Cornell, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt, among others. Several of these students have gone on to serve as editors of law reviews, win law school moot court national championships, and clerk on state and federal appellate courts (including the United States Supreme Court).
While at Patrick Henry, Dr. Guliuzza has coached 21 mock trial teams into national competition, and he is the co-coach of ten AMCA national championship moot court teams (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019).
In his academic career, he has been recognized four times for "Outstanding Teaching in Political Science" by the American Political Science Association, and he was the recipient of the Congressman Neal Smith Award from the American Mock Trial Association (2008) for his exemplary contribution to law-related education. In 2003, he was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education & Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as "Utah Professor of the Year." He has also been listed in Who’s Who in Teaching twice (2005, 2006), and was in Who’s Who in America (2011, 2013-2016; Lifetime recipient).
A licensed minister, he has spoken in several churches throughout the United States and has served in ecclesiastical positions at churches in Michigan, Utah, Virginia, and Maryland. He is the author of Over the Wall: Protecting Religious Expression in the Public Square (2000) and an author in, and the co-editor of, Before the Paper Chase: The Scholarship of Law School Preparation and Admissions (2012, with Tim Garrison). Another book, Mr. Chief Justice, and May it Please the Court: Compete in Moot Court Like a Champion is forthcoming.
His wife of 30 years, the former Kathy Spaulding, died in 2012, and he is the “Dad” of Matthew Williamson and the late Timothy Stoddard. He recently married attorney Ann Holcomb. Frank and Ann live in Brunswick, Maryland.