2009-2010 MOOT COURT BOARD - NEW MEMBERS
The Moot Court Board is responsible for organizing and administering all of the Moot Court activities of the Law School. The Board facilitates all Moot Court competitions, whether they are in-house competitions or external competitions to which our teams are lucky enough to travel. The three main internal competitions the Moot Court Board organizes each year are: Pirtle-Washer Oral Arguments, First Year Oral Arguments, and the First Year Oral Argument Competition.
Congratulations to all of our new members!!
Left to right: Arbitrators Dr. Prof. Christian Schwartz (Netherlands), Prof. Janet Walker (Canada) and Ziva Filipic (Slovenia), University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law teammates Marshall Casey, Rebecca Simms, UNAM teammates Luis Paz and Angelica Huacuja
The Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot involved 233 teams representing 59 countries and 1,500 students. Fifty-three United States law schools were represented, although the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team was the only team representing Kentucky. There were more than 600 arbitrators from around the world – drawn from law firms and law school faculties – comprised the three-person panels that heard more than 1,000 arbitrations.
The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team was represented by Marshall Casey and Rebecca Simms. The team acquitted itself extremely well in the first four rounds, receiving very positive comments from the Arbitrators, and actually competed against three teams that went on to the finals.
In the first round the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team went against the top team of three representing the University of Paris, the Sorbonne; in round two they went against the National Autonomous University of Mexico which could be described as the “Harvard of Mexico,” the number one school in the country; they faced Charles University, Czech Republic, in round three, and, finally, the University of Munich, an extremely strong school and one of 24 German (second only to the United States) teams. As noted, Paris, UNAM and Munich went on to the finals.
Although the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team did not make the final round of 64 they moved very successfully through the first four rounds, learned a great deal and represented Brandeis in a very important aspect of the gathering, international networking. It seemed that many participants – from both civil law and common law countries were aware of Louis Brandeis. There were also opportunities to view the art and history of Vienna. In this the team was aided by alumna, Kristina Huddleston,`97.
Keith Sealing, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Puppy Palooza 2009, presented by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, was a success on Sunday, April 5th. Dogs and the people they brought along with them were able to enjoy games, food, door prizes, information and fun! We were able to raise both awareness and money for the Animal Care Society, Alley Cat Advocates and SALDF. We would like to thank everyone who attended and donated! We would also like to thank the SALDF members who made the event a success! We can't wait to see you at Puppy Palooza 2010!
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund would like to thank all those who participated in Community Service Day at the Animal Care Society. All those in attendance worked hard, had fun, and made a difference for the animals at the shelter. We appreciate all your help!!
Applications for the Journal of Animal & Environmental Law are available in the basement by the student mailboxes or on TWEN under the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law." The JAEL's main criteria for membership are excellent writing skills, strong interest, and good academic standing. Therefore, candidates for membership will be evaluated on the quality of a submitted writing sample and a statement of interest. Positions are available for students who will be 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's during the 2009-2010 academic year. We encourage both day and evening students to apply. While 1L's are asked to submit either the First Year Open Memo or Brief, 2L's and 3L's may submit a more recent document as a writing sample. Instructions for submission are provided on the applications. The deadline for hard copy applications is May 1st at 3pm while the deadline for applications submitted via TWEN is May 2nd at 11pm. We can't wait to read your application!