Moot Court Board News

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. 

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Team Members!

We are pleased to announce the members of the two teams that will represent the Brandeis School of Law at the National Moot Court competition in Richmond, VA this November:

Team 1: Kevin Boswell and Ben Shepard

Team 2: Paul Casi and Alexandra Chase

Congratulations to these students, and thank you to everyone that showed interest in the National Moot Court Team! 

Intrastate Mock Trial Team Needs Witnesses!

The Intrastate Mock Trial Team needs more participants! Participation is worth 2 credit hours. The coach, Chris Schaefer, is an associate in the commercial business litigation department at Stoll Keenon Ogden and has extensive experience in mock trial. This is a wonderful learning experience for 2Ls and 3Ls - and the current team members are really fun! If you're interested, please e-mail Lindsey Howard (llhowa2@gmail.com) or arrive for practice in the Allen Courtroom TONIGHT at 7pm.

Intrastate Mock Trial Team Needs Witnesses!

The Intrastate Mock Trial Team NEEDS witnesses! Participants must be either 2Ls, 3Ls, or 4Ls, and will earn 2 credit hours - but must be available for practice 3 days a week and the days of the competition (November 15-16). UL Law is hosting the Intrastate Mock Trial Team Competition this year and it's going to be super fun! If interested, please contact Lindsey Howard (llhowa2@gmail.com) or Lacey Gullett (laceygullett@gmail.com) as soon as possible!

Transactional LawMeet Competition Participants Sought

The 2014 Transactional LawMeet is the premier "moot court" experience for students interested in a transactional practice. The competition's designed to give law students a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills at three distinct phases. First, students work in teams and prepare a proposed draft agreement on or before February 7, 2013. Second, each team prepares mark-ups to draft agreements prepared by the teams they will encounter during the three-round Regional Meet. Finally, opposing teams meet to negotiate the contours of the deal at the Regional Meet on February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Though much of the work takes place during the first half of the spring semester, the competition begins on December 13, 2013, when the participating teams are sent the fact pattern.

Students who are interested in participating in the Transactional LawMeet are invited to submit their statement of interest and availability to Professor Nicholson at lisa.nicholson@louisville.edu. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Transactional LawMeet Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with drafting and negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for meetings and practices in the evenings and perhaps weekends during mid-December, January and February; d) your cell phone number and your email address. You may attach your resume if you would like but it is not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Monday, September 16, 2013.

If there is more expression of interest than the 2-4 spots available on the team(s), preference may be given to students either with more drafting and negotiation experience, or who have submitted more earnest and persuasive statements of interest notwithstanding their limited business experience. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you may contact 3Ls Donovan Potter and Jesse Genova, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest!

National Moot Court Team - Deadline is TODAY!

Today is the last day for any 2L, 3L or 4L to contact Professor Marcosson about joining the National Moot Court Team.

Professor Marcosson has office hours in room 254 - Monday & Wednesday 3:00-5:00, and Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-4:00. Feel free to stop by at other times to see if he is in. You can also e-mail him (smarcosson@louisville.edu).

Intrastate Mock Trial Team Try-Outs

Attention upper-division law students: Tryouts to compete on the Intrastate Mock Trial Team will be held in the Allen Courtroom on September 11, starting at 7:00 p.m in the Allen Courtroom. To tryout, sign up in advance on the Moot Court Board office door, and email Adrienne Stonecypher (aaston02@gmail.com) for the tryout problem and further instructions for tryouts.