Moot Court Board News

Oral Advocacy Presentation (Mandatory for many 1L's!)

Oral Advocacy Presentation (Mandatory for many 1L's!)

Attorney Beth Breetz is presenting on Monday, March 9, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. She will be speaking on oral advocacy for the benefit of all participating in First Year Oral Arguments. 

Ms. Breetz graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Group at Stites & Harbison, and has had experience clerking for Kentucky Supreme Court Justices Leibson and King. 

Ms. Breetz most recently was named the chair of the Appellate Rules Subcommittee of the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee.

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regional will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_student/events_competitions/practi....

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the form and submit it, a statement of interest, your unofficial law school transcript, and a copy of your resume to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu).  You may also leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, March 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  All materials are due on March 20th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 21st, or on March 27th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 28th. .  During your interview, you will be asked to give an opening statement (no longer than 10  minutes) on behalf of Banner Trucking from the case file of last year’s competition.

Please email Andrew Lakin at arlaki01@louisville.edu in order to receive the problem and candidacy form, and if you any other questions.

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regional will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_student/events_competitions/practi....

 

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the form and submit it, a statement of interest, your unofficial law school transcript, and a copy of your resume to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu).  You may also leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, March 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  All materials are due on March 20th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 21st, or on March 27th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 28th. .  During your interview, you will be asked to give an opening statement (no longer than 10  minutes) on behalf of Banner Trucking from the case file of last year’s competition.

 

Please email Andrew Lakin at arlaki01@louisville.edu in order to receive the problem and candidacy form, and if you any other questions.

Moot Court Board Wishes the Tax Moot Court Team Good Luck at their Competition this Week!

The Moot Court Board would like to wish the Brandeis School of Law's Tax Moot Court Team good luck as they travel to Clearwater, Florida this week to compete in the National Tax Competition.  Members of the team are Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran.  The Team was coached by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie Beth McTighe.  Good Luck!

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Arbitration Team!

The University of Louisville Brandeis Law School ABA Arbitration Team competed last week.  We congratulate the team, Kseniya Buck, Andrew Daley, Chris Groeschen, and Dale Hardy, on their excellent performance.  The team killed the first round, earning the votes of all three judges and the highest score of all twenty teams.  In the second round, the team earned the vote of one judge, and overall, they placed in the top half of the competing teams.  One judge recorded that Kseniya asked clear, open-ended questions, at a good pace to her well-prepared witness on direct examinations.  Kseniya was complimented on her great points on cross-examination and “her excellent use of an exhibit” during summation.  Chris and Andrew were complimented on their “excellent preparation of witnesses” and their “outstanding” attorney witness interaction.  Dale, the team’s sole returning member, earned amazing scores on every aspect of his presentation, with no score from any judge lower than a 9 on a scale were 8 is excellent and 10 is superior.  

We also congratulate the team’s primary coach, Lily Chan Patteson, who spent many hours working and traveling with the team’s members, enabling them to perform so well.  We also thank Brad Johnson, Greg Mayes, Phil Longmeyer, and Thomas Patteson for their help coaching and the following folds for volunteering as mock arbitrators: Brian Cook, Mary Jo Gleason, Emily Harris, Jamie Izlar, Mike Lawrence, Derek Miles, Jennifer Murzyn, Danielle Reesor, Robert Shelton, Rebecca Simms, Steve Smith, Dennis stilger, Nathan Williams.  Without all this consistent support year after ear, the team could not have learned as much or done as well.

Criminal Moot Court Team Try-Outs Time Change

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  

Try-outs will now be held ONLY on January 7th from 5:00-9:00pm.  

For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board office door Monday, January 5. 

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Criminal Moot Court Team Try-Outs Time Change

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  

Try-outs will now be held ONLY on January 7th from 5:00-9:00pm.  

For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board office door Monday, January 5. 

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Criminal Moot Court Team Try-Outs Time Change

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  

Try-outs will now be held ONLY on January 7th from 5:00-9:00pm.  

For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board office door Monday, January 5. 

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

Sign-ups will be posted on the Moot Court Board Office door on Monday January 5. 

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.