Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to the Criminal Law Moot Court Team!

This weekend Annale Renneker and Taylor Eigelbach competed against 21 other law school teams in the 17th Annual Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Competition in Buffalo, New York.  The team progressed past the preliminary rounds to make it to the “Elite 8” of the competition, but was narrowly defeated in the semi-final round.  At the awards ceremony following the competition, Annale and Taylor received the award for Best Petitioner Brief, beating out 12 other petitioner briefs.

The team would like to thank coaches Ted Shouse and Annie O’Connell and team alternate Miranda Ratcliffe for all the hard work leading up to this weekend and making sure the team was well prepared to compete.  

National Moot Court Team Try-Outs

Are you ready to represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition?  Last semester Professor Marcosson took 2 teams, a total of 4 competitors, to Richmond, Virginia to compete against top law schools across the nation.  One of the teams progressed to the quarterfinal round, making it the 4th year in a row we had a team make it to at least the semi-final round!

Try-outs will take place Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10.  If all those slots fill, there will be the opportunity to try-out Saturday, April 11.  However, do not sign up for Saturday unless all the Thursday and Friday slots are filled.  To have a chance to represent the school in the Fall, please sign-up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board Office door.

Submit a brief as your writing sample (it can be your BLS brief or a previous competition’s brief).  This must be submitted to Professor Marcosson via email or in person by Monday, April 6 .  For the actual try-out, be prepared to perform a 15 minute oral argument based on the submitted brief. 

Please direct any questions related to the competition or the try-outs to Professor Marcosson (smarcosson@louisville.edu).  

National Moot Court Team Try-Outs

Are you ready to represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition?  Last Semester took 2 teams, a total of 4 competitors, to Richmond, Virginia to compete against top law schools across the nation.  One of the teams progressed to the quarterfinal round making it the 4th year in a row we have had a team make it to at least the semi-fonal round!

Try-Outs will take place Thursday, August 9, and April 10.  If all of those slots are filled, there wil be the opportunity to try-out Saturday, April 11.  However, do not sign up for Saturday unless all the Thursday and Friday slots are filled.  To have a chance to represent the school in the fall, please sign-up on the sheet posted on the Moot Cout Board Office door.

Submit a brief as your writing sample (it can be you BLS brief or a previous competition's brief).  This must be submitted to Professor Marcosson via emal or in person by Monday, April 6.  For the actual try-out, be prepared to perform a 15 minut oral argument based on the submitted brief.

Please direct any quesitons related to the competition or the try-outs to Professor Marcosson (smarcosson@louisville.edu). 

First Year Oral Argument Happy Hour

Come join the Moot Court Board in celebrating the completion of First Year Oral Arguments at Check’s Cafe.

 

The Moot Court Board has reserved a room at Check’s Cafe (located at 1101 E. Burnette Ave.) from 5:30-8:00 this Saturday, the 28th, to help celebrate the conclusion of a milestone for all first year students. As the semester’s conclusion quickly approaches, there’s no better way to close it out than enjoying good food, good drinks, and good people! 

 

See you all there!

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs (New Information Added!!!)

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.

In addition, there will also be try-outs held on April 11.  Materials for the April 11 interview are due by April 3rd NOT the 10th as previously stated, at noon.  

Any 1L wishing to participate in the team MUST be taking evidence during the fall semester.

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


First Year Oral Argument Competition

1L Oral Argument Competition, Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 at UofL

Cash prizes of $500 for the winner, and $250 for the runner-up. 

DEADLINE to sign up is March 28 at midnight.

The competition is a wonderful opportunity to hone your oral advocacy skills, compete with your peers, and meet local attorneys and judges. 

All competitors will argue in the Preliminary Rounds during the day on Monday and Tuesday, with the top 8 competitors advancing to Wednesday’s quarterfinal rounds. Starting with quarterfinals, competition will be head-to-head, meaning one competitor from each round will advance. 

Argument Times and Locations for the Preliminary Rounds will be announced by Sunday, March 29.  It is your responsibility to speak with professors about the possibility of missing class.

In the preliminary round, there may be an uneven amount of appellants v. appellees. If that is the case, we will ask for volunteers to argue twice. If you volunteer, the higher of your 2 scores will be used.

Sign up now on the Moot Court Board door (or email kevin.boswell@louisville.edu, including your side, and willingness to argue twice) and fill out the "Agreement to Compete" (in envelope on door) by midnight on Saturday, March 28.

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs (Ne Information Added!!!)

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.

In addition, there will also be try-outs held on April 11.  Materials for the April 11 interview are due by April 3rd NOT the 10th as previously stated, at noon.  

Any 1L wishing to participate in the team MUST be taking evidence during the fall semester.

 

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


First Year Oral Argument Happy Hour

Come join the Moot Court Board in celebrating the completion of First Year Oral Arguments at Check’s Cafe.

The Moot Court Board has reserved a room at Check’s Cafe (located at 1101 E. Burnette Ave.) from 5:30-8:00 this Saturday, the 28th, to help celebrate the conclusion of a milestone for all first year students. As the semester’s conclusion quickly approaches, there’s no better way to close it out than enjoying good food, good drinks, and good people! 

 

See you all there!

First Year Oral Argument Competition

1L Oral Argument Competition, Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 at UofL

Cash prizes of $500 for the winner, and $250 for the runner-up. 

DEADLINE to sign up is March 28 at midnight.

The competition is a wonderful opportunity to hone your oral advocacy skills, compete with your peers, and meet local attorneys and judges. 

All competitors will argue in the Preliminary Rounds during the day on Monday and Tuesday, with the top 8 competitors advancing to Wednesday’s quarterfinal rounds. Starting with quarterfinals, competition will be head-to-head, meaning one competitor from each round will advance. 

Argument Times and Locations for the Preliminary Rounds will be announced by Sunday, March 29.  It is your responsibility to speak with professors about the possibility of missing class.

In the preliminary round, there may be an uneven amount of appellants v. appellees. If that is the case, we will ask for volunteers to argue twice. If you volunteer, the higher of your 2 scores will be used.

Sign up now on the Moot Court Board door (or email kevin.boswell@louisville.edu, including your side, and willingness to argue twice) and fill out the "Agreement to Compete" (in envelope on door) by midnight on Saturday, March 28.

First Year Oral Argument Happy Hour

Come join the Moot Court Board in celebrating the completion of First Year Oral Arguments at Check’s Cafe.

The Moot Court Board has reserved a room at Check’s Cafe (located at 1101 E. Burnette Ave.) from 5:30-8:00 this Saturday, the 28th, to help celebrate the conclusion of a milestone for all first year students. As the semester’s conclusion quickly approaches, there’s no better way to close it out than enjoying good food, good drinks, and good people! 

 

See you all there!