National Moot Court Champs 2011: Trademark Law

Marilyn Osborn, 2011

It was truly thrilling to be dubbed the "national champs" of trademark law in March of 2011. In our journey to the top, we beat out 78 other teams, a number of which hailed from top-ranked law schools. During the final round we argued at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in front of a panel of Trademark Trial and Appeals Board judges. While this was both exciting and intimidating, it provided us with an opportunity that even many practicing attorneys never get. This experience was wonderfully rewarding and it substantially improved our written and oral advocacy skills. Winning the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition was a perfect culmination to both of our academic careers.

Whitney True, 2011

Even before starting law school at the University of Louisville, I knew that participating on a moot court team was essential to my education. The moot court experience offers something that simply cannot be offered in the classroom- practical skills. As a student, being a part of a moot court team and gaining experience necessary in the practice of law is rewarding in and of itself. It was only icing on the cake to have actually won, not only the Regional Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition, but the National Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition as well. It is refreshing to know that, not only have a gained essential knowledge and experience for the practice of law, but to hear from practitioners that I am, in fact, proficient in the skills I am learning.

It was truly thrilling to be dubbed the national champs of trademark law in March of 2011