Moot Court Board News

1Ls: Compete in the First Year Oral Argument Competition starting Monday!

1Ls: As you know, First Year Oral Arguments are Saturday at the Hall of Justice. This will be your first chance (unless you've done a practice round) to argue your appellate brief in a formal setting. But, it doesn't have to end there! The First Year Oral Argument Competition starts Monday! Compete against your classmates for cash prizes while arguing the same brief you prepared for FYOA!
 
Preliminary Rounds are Monday the 24 and Tuesday the 25, and are judged by Moot Court Board members. (Times & locations TBA.)
 
The top eight competitors advance to the Quarter-Final round on Wednesday, March 26 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Moot Court Board alumni & local attorneys judge these rounds.
 
The top four competitors advance to the Semi-Final round on Thursday, March 27 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. District Court and Circuit Court judges will judge this round.
 
Finally, the top two competitors advance to the Final Round on Friday, March 28th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Judges from the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court will judge this round.
All students are invited to observe these rounds.
 
Cash Prizes are involved - $500 for first place and $250 for second place!
 
Sign-up sheets will be available on the MCB door starting Tuesday, March 18. A sign-up sheet will also be available on Saturday at the Hall of Justice. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 23rd at noon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mia Walters at mewalt04@louisville.edu.
 
Good luck on Saturday, and we highly urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Last Chance To Sign Up For Practice Rounds

With about half the class alredy signed up, MCB still has openings for 1L Oral Argument practice Rounds - if you would like a spot, email Mia Walters at mewalt04@louisville.edu by 9 tonight. The final schedule will be sent out this weekend.

We hope you'll all take advantage of this great opportunity to run through your argument, practice fielding questions from judges, and get helpful feedback!

We have openings at the following times during the week of 3/17-3/21:

Mon: 9, 9:45, 1, 1:45, 4:30

Tues: 9, 9:45, 1:45, 4:30

Wed: 9, 9:45, 1, 1:45, 4:30

Thurs: 9, 9:45, 1

Fri: 9, 9:45, 1, 1:45, 4:30 

1Ls: Sign Up For Practice Oral Arguments!

Feel nervous about your oral argument? Or perhaps you want one run-through with helpful feedback?

The Moot Court Board is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds during the week of March 17th-21st. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) from Wednesday, March 5th through Friday, March 7th.

The practice rounds have proven very successful over the years in helping ease some of the fears you may have concerning your oral arguments. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mia Walters at mewalt04@louisville.edu.

Sign-Up for Practice Oral Argument Rounds

Feel nervous about your oral argument? Or perhaps you want one run-through with helpful feedback?

The Moot Court Board is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds during the week of March 17th-21st. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) from Wednesday, March 5th through Friday, March 7th.

The practice rounds have proven very successful over the years in helping ease some of the fears you may have concerning your oral arguments. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mia Walters at mewalt04@louisville.edu.

Congratulations to the Transactional LawMeet Team!

Congratulations to Kiera Hollis and Michael McGee, the Brandeis Transactional LawMeet Team, for winning the regional competition this weekend! They will be heading to New York with their coach, Professor Lisa Nicholson, in April to compete in nationals.

Great job, guys! We're proud of you for this amazing accomplishment!

Congratulations to the Tax Moot Court Team!

The Tax Moot Court Team consisting of Emily Harris (3L) and Lee Wilson (2L) recently traveled to Clearwater Beach, FL to compete in The 2014 National Tax Moot Court Competition sponsored by the tax section of the Florida Bar Association. The team opened with a controversial loss when a time keeping error negatively impacted the team’s performance. However, the team bounced back to soundly defeat the team from the University of Kentucky School of Law and, in the process, eliminate them from the competition. With that win, the team advanced to the second day where they were narrowly defeated by the team from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Overall, the team performed and represented the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law very well. Congratulations to the competitors for the their victory and overall performance!

Congratulations to the National Mock Trial Team!

Congratulations to the 2014 National Mock Trial Team who competed in the Regional Competition in Columbia, Missouri this weekend.

Congratulations to Lacey Gullett and Lindsey Howard for advancing to the Regional Semifinals! 

Special congratulations to Gregory Finch for winning Best Hair of the Competition Award. His luscious ginger locks distracted many and undoubtedly gained, at the very least, 1-2 additional ballots. Also garnering distinct honors was Chadler Hardin, whose inventive and ever-expanding vocabulary left many competitors with the strong desire to flock to their dictionaries to verify that the words he used were, in fact, words.

Special thanks to the patient, smart, and convincing 1Ls who dedicated their time and services to helping out the four competitors, sometimes spending 4+ hours at a time pretending to be experts in the pipe testing business. Thanks Madison Shoffner, Aida Almasalkhi, and Carolyn Allen!

Finally, a HUGE thank you to the coaches, Rob Riley and Jessica Schulte, who spent hours teaching the competitors how to run a successful trial, contain their emotions, make use of enlargements, and rent mini-vans.

Congratulations to the New Tax Moot Court Team Members!

Congratulations to Emily Harris and Owen Lee Wilson who were recently selected to represent the law school as the 2014 Tax Moot Court Team. The competition includes brief-writing (due January 14, 2014) and oral argument rounds from February 6-8, 2014, in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Teams from about 19 law schools will compete. The team is coached by Professor Blackburn, Adjunct Professor Mark Hahn, and Laurie Beth McTighe, a member of the 2013 Tax Moot Court Team.

Congratulations to the New Securities Moot Court Team Members!

Congratulations to Katie Ball and Brittney Crenshaw, the newest members of the Securities Moot Court Team.

Thank you to all who applied. 

Congratulations to the Arbitration Team!

Congratulations to the arbitration team, Emily Harris, Derek Miles, Corey Shiffman, and Dale Hardy for their performance at the New York ABA Regional Competition over the weekend of November 16. The team did an excellent job representing the Law School and won one of their two rounds. Multiple judges complimented the team on their professionalism. One judge described their attorney and witness interaction as “awesome.” They thank their facilitators, Bailey Schrupp and Kristin Birkhold, the 1L volunteer Michael Farley, and all of the past competitors and local attorneys who sat as volunteer judges during practice sessions.