Moot Court Board News
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 email@example.com.
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 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 Katie Ball and Brittney Crenshaw, the newest members of the Securities Moot Court Team.
Thank you to all who applied.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.