Moot Court Board News

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

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.

Congratulations to the Intrastate Mock Trial Teams

Congratulations to the Intrastate Mock Trial Teams on their performances this weekend! This year, the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law hosted the annual Intrastate Competition, with teams from the Brandeis School of Law, University of Kentucky School of Law, and Chase School of Law competing.
Student competitors Lindsey Howard, Tyler Peavler, Victor Glasper, and Amy Dorsch, along with team witnesses Cheyla Bush, Jessica Sapp, Landon Cox, and Kevin Shay Owens, represented UofL Law commendably. Lindsey Howard received this year's overall award for Outstanding Oral Advocate in the competition.
After advancing through the preliminary rounds on Saturday, both UofL teams made it to the semi-finals round on Sunday and were just narrowly defeated by UK's teams.
Congratulations to all who participated and thank you for all your hard work!

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Teams!
This weekend 2 teams travelled to Richmond, Virginia to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition. The teams consisted of Benjamin Shepard and Kevin Boswell, and Alexandra Chase and Paul Casi.
Both teams competed admirably, with Ben and Kevin progressing on to the elimination roundSaturday after defeating a team from UK in the preliminary rounds on FridayThey beat George Mason in the quarter-finals, and then faced the team which won the best brief award in the Region, Regent University, in the semi-final round Ben and Kevin won the oral argument in an extremely tight round, but narrowly lost overall.  Not only were their oral arguments impressive, Ben and Kevin had the second place brief in the Regional competition.

Criminal Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: The Criminal Law Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 competition in Buffalo, New York!

The competition: (March 28-29) The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. Where: Buffalo, NY When: March 28-29, 2014 Who: We will send a two-member team. Your coaches are two experienced attorneys who are very excited to work with you. Cost: FREE! You will receive free travel and accommodations for this trip.

Try outs: (November 19&21) Where: UofL Brandeis School of Law When: November 19th at 1:00-3:00 PM and November 21st at 5:00PM until all candidates have presented their oral argument.

Further information will be available to candidates upon application.

Application: (Deadline: November 16)

Prior to trying out, interested candidates are expected to prepare an oral argument using the prompt from last year's competition. To apply, please send your resume and a writing sample that demonstrates your legal writing skills to