Stephanie Carr Wins 2012 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

Stephanie Carr


Stephanie Carr is a third year Brandeis School of Law student and currently serves as the Executive Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review. She is a Louisville native and earned her B.A. in English from the UofL and her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Kentucky. Stephanie is a Pupil-Member in the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court and a current member of the Intra-State Mock Trial Team. She previously competed on the National Moot Court Team. Stephanie plans to stay in Louisville and practice in the area of civil litigation after graduation.

The Moot Court Board is proud to host the annual Pirtle-Washer Competition, an oral advocacy competition among students at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Competitors are the finalists from a school-wide preliminary competition evaluated by local practicing attorneys. The semi-final and final round winners are determined by a select panel of judges with extensive judicial experience.

"I am honored to have been selected as the winner of the 2012 Pirtle-Washer competition. Engaging with the judges challenged me to dig deeper into issues of policy and jurisprudence, and was an experience that I enjoyed and would recommend to any law student interested in litigation. Participating in Pirtle-Washer gave me invaluable experience and, most importantly, increased the confidence I have in myself and my skills as an advocate."

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition was created by Law School Dean Marlin Volz in the 1960's to honor the contributions of Benjamin Washer (Dean of Jefferson School of Law, 1929-1950) and Henry Pirtle (founding member of the University of Louisville law faculty in 1846).  

We would like to thank the attorneys and judges who donate their time and experience without whom the Pirtle-Washer competition would not be possible.