Dori Bernstein, director of the influential Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, is stepping aside after nine years of organizing and participating in hundreds of moot courts for veteran and neophyte high court advocates alike.

Bernstein said she will continue at Georgetown teaching a clerkship practicum for law students and taking on other activities, but she is leaving her institute role to spend more time with her aging parents in Connecticut. Georgetown is seeking applicants for a new director.