Moot Court Board News

Sign up for the First Year Oral Argument Competition!

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 startsMonday! 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 28, 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 23 at noon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mia Walters atmewalt04@louisville.edu.

Good luck on Saturday, and we highly urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Try Out for the Arbitration Moot Court Team!

Are you interested in getting great experience with a moot court team? What about the arbitration competition? The arbitration team competes in a regional competition in November and possibly national finals in January. See more: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form, and submit it and a copy of your resume to Lily Chan (Lily105@gmail.com) and Greg Mayes (gmayes@ppoalaw.com) or leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 28th. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute closing argument on behalf of Silver Farms from the case of last year's competition, which is also attached to this announcment.

If you have any questions about the application, tryouts, or the team, please contact Dale Hardy (dalekhardy@gmail.com).

Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the Law School's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch will be provided to attendees! 

Try out for the Brandeis Arbitration Team!

Are you interested in getting great experience with a moot court team? What about the arbitration competition? The arbitration team competes in a regional competition in November and possibly national finals in January. See more: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html

 

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form, and submit it and a copy of your resume to Lily Chan (Lily105@gmail.com) and Greg Mayes (gmayes@ppoalaw.com) or leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 28th. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute closing argument on behalf of Silver Farms from the case of last year's competition, which is also attached to this announcment.

 

If you have any questions about the application, tryouts, or the team, please contact Dale Hardy (dalekhardy@gmail.com). 

1Ls: Sign up for the First Year Oral Argument Competition!

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!

Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the Law School's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.

This is a great way for students to learn about what the Moot Court Board does and how students can be selected for membership and/or compete on a professional skills team! The program will be held on Tuesday, March 25th at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

Upcoming Arbitration Team Try Outs!

Mark your calendars! The Arbitration team will be having try outs the week of March 31st. More information to come about dates, times and applicant requirements. Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity and stay tuned for the details!

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.