Moot Court Board News

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the National Moot Court Teams for their Performance this Past Weekend!

This weekend two teams traveled to Richmond, Virginia to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition.  The teams consisted of Aaron Riggs and Aaron Williams, and Ryan Nafziger and Brad Schmidt.

Both teams competed admirably, with both teams defeating their UK opponents in the opening round to get off to a 1-0 start.  Ryan and Brad were narrowly defeated in their second round by less than a point, and were knocked out on the tiebreaker from advancing to the next round.  Aaron and Aaron stayed undefeated on Friday to qualify for the quarterfinals.  Aaron and Aaron gave a great performance in the quarterfinals on Saturday morning, but the judge's decision went to Wake Forest.  

Both teams did a tremendous job represting the law school.  This marks the fourth consecutive year a team from Brandeis has advanced to at least the quarterfinals round in the Region IV tournament of the National Moot Court Competition.  Please join us in congratulating Aaron, Aaron, Brad and Ryan on thei great performance!  

National Moot Court Team Heads to Richmond!

On Thursday the National Moot Court Competitors Ryan Nafziger, Aaron Riggs, Brad Schmidt, and Aaron Williams will travel to Richmond, Virginia to compete in the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition.  The Competition kicks off on Friday with the teams facing off against UK in the preliminary rounds.  Nothing like a good rivalry to start the day!

The two teams have put in substantial time preparing their briefs and practicing for oral arguments over the past couple of months.  Please join Moot Court Board in wishing our competitors good luck in Richmond!

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Savannah Trial Competition Team for their Performance this Past Weekend!

Congratulations to the Savannah Trial Competition Team for their great performance this past weekend.  Coached by Professor Lebron, the team of Ashlea Hellmann, Chris Schulz, Kevin Boswell, Marilyn Shrewsbury, and Lindsey Boyd went undefeated into the semifinal round.  However, the team lost their semifinal match by only one point.  

Nonetheless, the team won two out of the three special awards given in the competition.  Chris Schulz won the Best Advocate Award, while Kevin Boswell won the Best Closing Award.  Winning most of the awards and going to the semifinals undefeated is a testimony of the team’s hard work and commitment and skillful representation of the Brandeis School of Law.  

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Immigration Law Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate Danielle Haddad and Eric Proctor on making the Immigration Law Moot Court team.  As members of the team, Danielle and Eric will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent.  The competition will take place February 20-22, 2015 in New York City, New York.  The Team is coached by Professor Trucios-Haynes. 

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team for their Performance this Past Weekend!

This past weekend, Brandeis was well-represented at the Kentucky Mock Trial Champion tournament by two teams.  On one team, Jessica Sapp and Sana Abhari were attorney advocates and Linda Dixon and Christopher Ahlers portrayed witnesses.  On the other, Daniel Reed and Aida Almasalhi were the attorney advocates and Ryan Russell and Helen Cooper portrayed the witnesses.  The students put in in an extraordinary amount of time and effort preparing for the tournament, and that effort was well-rewarded.  The team led by Sapp and Abhari tried excellent cases against both Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky, but were narrowly eliminated prior to semi-finals.  The team led by Read and Almasalkhi swept the ballots from all judges in two of the four rounds (no other won all judges’ ballots in a single round) champions.  Additionally, Reed was one of four finalist for the top-advocate award.  The competition this weekend was truly first-rate.  The Brandeis Kentucky Mock Trial team’s success was impressive and demonstrative of the work that they have put into preparation.

The Kentucky Mock Trial competition requires students to analyze intricate fact patterns and develop case theories that allow a jury to understand the facts and law behind the case.  The teams were coached by Chris Schaefer for the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and Lindsey Howard of he law firm of Goldberg Simpson, LLC.  Please join us in congratulating these terrific student advocates.  

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Member of the National Tax Moot Court Team!

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making the National Tax Moot Court Team.  As members of the team, Lee and Katie will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent.  The competitioner will take place February 5-7, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida.  The Team is coached by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie McTighe. 

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu

 

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu

 

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu

 

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

ecurities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu