Moot Court Board News

Client Counseling Competition Tryouts - October 4

The ABA Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which you, acting as a team of two attorneys, are presented with a typical client matter. The topic this year is First Amendment.

The initial tryouts are October 4, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and will last no longer than twenty minutes.

Sign up on the Moot Court Board Office door NOW!

American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition

Compete in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation! The Moot Court Board has approved funding to send up to two teams to compete in the Regional Competition.

Tryouts will be held October 3rd from 6-8 P.M. in the Hebel Court Room. Students interested in trying out for the teams can sign up for a time slot on the Moot Court Board Office. Students who are trying out are asked to prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem - Krista Barbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. A link to the Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. problem is below. Your opening statement or closing argument should not last longer than 10 minutes. Please also bring a copy of your resume.

The ACTL competition is a SPRING competition. The regional trial competition is typically held during the first, second, or third week of February. The teams will be competing against students from Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. The top two teams from each Region will compete at the National Competition, which is held in Austin, Texas from March 26-30. Students will receive two credit hours in the spring for participating in the competition. Participation as a third-year law student will also satisfy the Capstone Course requirement for the Litigation Skills Certificate Program. Questions? Contact Kim Lynch Balkcom (Kim.Lynch@louisville.edu), Matthew McClinton (Matthew.McClinton@louisville.edu), or Dean Ballard.

Tryouts: October 3rd, 2013 from 6-8 P.M.

(Sign up outside the Moot Court Board Office!)

Link to Tryout Problem: http://www.tyla.org/tasks/sites/tyla/assets/File/NTC_Regional_Problem_2010_rev_01-25-10.pdf  

Trademark Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants

The Trademark Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year's team. The competition requires that members of the team submit a brief that is due in early January and participate in oral arguments in Atlanta, GA in mid-February. We will be sending two teams with two members on each team. If there is a lot of interest for this years team, applicants may have to prepare a short oral argument in order to tryout for the team.
Any interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest (2 pages max), a resume, and a writing sample to Ross Thompson (RMThompson1@gmail.com) or Professor Lars Smith on or before Thursday, October 2, 2013. Preparing an oral argument is not necessary at this time and if it does become necessary, applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline.

American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition

Compete in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation! The Moot Court Board has approved funding to send up to two teams to compete in the Regional Competition.

Tryouts will be held October 3rd from 6-8 P.M. in the Hebel Court Room. Students interested in trying out for the teams can sign up for a time slot on the Moot Court Board Office. Students who are trying out are asked to prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem - Krista Barbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. A link to the Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. problem is below. Your opening statement or closing argument should not last longer than 10 minutes. Please also bring a copy of your resume.

The ACTL competition is a SPRING competition. The regional trial competition is typically held during the first, second, or third week of February. The teams will be competing against students from Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee.  The top two teams from each Region will compete at the National Competition, which is held in Austin, Texas from March 26-30th.

Students will receive two credit hours in the spring for participating in the competition. Participation as a third-year law student will also satisfy the Capstone Course requirement for the Litigation Skills Certificate Program. Questions?  Contact Kim Lynch Balkcom (Kim.Lynch@louisville.edu) Matthew McClinton (Matthew.McClinton@louisville.edu), or Dean Ballard.

Tryouts: October 3rd, 2013 from 6-8 P.M.

(Sign-up outside the Moot Court Board Office!!)

Link to Tryout Problem: http://www.tyla.org/tasks/sites/tyla/assets/File/NTC_Regional_Problem_2010_rev_01-25-10.pdf

Last Day to Sign Up For Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Interest Session

If you are a 2L or 3L interested in oral advocacy, the Moot Court Board encourages you to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition. The competition will be held at the Hall of Justice on October 19 and the final rounds will be held in the Allen Courtroom on October 26. Competitors are not required to prepare a brief or conduct research. Competitors are provided with all materials needed to form arguments for both sides of the case.

Winners are rewarded with a $1000 prize, second place will receive $500, and third and fourth places will receive $250 each. An interest session will be held on September 25 at 12:10 in room 175. If you are unable to attend, you will need to schedule an individual meeting with VP of Internal Affairs, Jamie Hafley. In either case, you must sign up and provide contact information via a sign-up sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (Rm. 183). It will be posted from September 19- September 24 at MIDNIGHT. 

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting, please email Jamie Hafley at jdhafl01@louisville.edu or call/text him at (502)759-2962. 

Client Counseling Team Try Outs - October 4

The ABA Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which you, acting as a team of two attorneys, are presented with a typical client matter. The topic this year is First Amendment.

The initial tryouts are on October 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will last no longer than twenty minutes. Students must sign up in pairs.

Sign up on the Moot Court Board door beginning NOW.

Client Counseling Team Try Outs - October 4

The ABA Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which you, acting as a team of two attorneys, are presented with a typical client matter. The topic this year is First Amendment.

The initial tryouts are on October 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will last no longer than twenty minutes. Students must sign up in pairs.

Sign up on the Moot Court Board door beginning NOW. 

Sign Up for the Pirtle Washer Oral Advocacy Competition!

If you are a 2L or 3L interested in oral advocacy, the Moot Court Board encourages you to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition. The competition will be held at the Hall of Justice on October 19 and the final rounds will be held in the Allen Courtroom on October 26. This competition is in its 42nd year at the Brandeis School of Law and past champions include Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson and Judge Ann Bailey Smith. Winners are rewarded with a $1000 prize, second place will receive $500, and third and fourth places will receive $250 each.

An interest session will be held on September 25 at 12:10 in room 175. If you are unable to attend, you will need to schedule an individual meeting with VP of Internal Affairs, Jamie Hafley. In either case, you must sign up and provide contact information via a sign-up sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (Rm. 183). It will be posted from Sept. 19-Sept. 24 at noon. If you have questions, or you would like to schedule a meeting, please email Jamie Hafley at jdhafl01@louisville.edu or call/text him at (502) 759-2962. Thank you!

2013-2014 Competitions

Competition Date  Location Faculty Coach

 

Arbitration

 

Nov. 9-17, 2013

 

Chicago, IL or East Lansing, MI 

 

Prof. Levinson 

 

Client Counseling  

 

Feb. 8-9, 2014 

 

Lansing, MI 

 

Prof. Abramson 

 

 

Criminal Law 

 

March 2014; Date TBA 

 

Buffalo, NY 

 

Prof. Milligan 

 

Environmental Law 

 

Feb. 20-22, 2014 

 

White Plains, NY 

 

Prof. Fitzgerald 

 

First Year Oral Arguments

& Oral Advocacy Competition  

 

 

March 2014; Date TBA 

 

 

Louisville, KY 

 

 

Prof. Fischer 

 

Immigration Law

 

Feb. 2014; Date TBA 

 

New York, NY 

 

Prof. Trucios-Haynes 

 

 

KY Intrastate Mock Trial

 

Nov. 16-17, 2013 

 

Louisville, KY 

 

Prof. Sweeny 

 

 

Labor & Employment Law

 

March 19-23, 2014

 

New York, NY 

 

Prof. Levinson 

 

National Mock Trial 

 

Feb. 2014; Date TBA

Regional: March 

 

TBA;

Regional:  TX

 

Asst. Dean Ballard 

 

National Moot Court

 

Nov. 20-21, 2013 

 

Richmond, VA 

 

Prof. Marcosson 

Negotiation

Nov. 9-10;

Nov. 2-3, 2013 

 

Louisville, KY 

 

Prof. Arnold 

 

Patent/IP Law

 

April 2014; Date TBA 

 

Chicago, IL or Houston, TX 

 

Prof. Smith 

 

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

 

Oct. 19 & 25, 2013 

 

Louisville, KY 

 

Prof. Jordan 

 

 

Securities Law

 

March 2014; Date TBA

 

New York, NY 

 

Prof. Warren 

 

 

Tax Law

 

Feb. 2014; Date TBA 

 

St. Petersburg, FL 

 

Prof. Blackburn 

 

 

Trademark Law

 

Feb. 8, 2014 

 

Atlanta, GA 

 

Prof. Smith 

 

Transactional Law

 

Feb. 28, 2014 

 

Chicago, IL 

 

Prof. Nicholson 

Client Counseling Moot Court Tryouts - October 4

The ABA Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which you, acting as a team of two attorneys, are presented with a typical client matter. The topic this year is First Amendment.

The initial tryouts are on October 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will last no longer than twenty minutes. Students must sign up in pairs.

Sign up on the Moot Court Board door beginning NOW.