Moot Court Board News

Deadline Extended - Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

General Information:The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side.

The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue.

Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28-30, 2014

Where:Fordham University, New York City. You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will are due by November 11, 2013. Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.

UofL Law Hosting ABA Negotiation Regional Competition This Weekend

Please be advised that the law school is hosting the ABA Negotiation Regional Competition this weekend, November 9-10.

Twenty four teams from schools around the country will be competing in front of local attorneys for the chance to win a bid to the national competition in January. The competition will run from 8:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, November 9, and the finals will be from 8:00am-2:00pm Sunday, November 10. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the finals, particularly if students are interested in Negotiation or trying out for the Negotiation Moot Court team next year (which is open to 2Ls and 3Ls). However, UofL's two Negotiation Teams will not be competing at this regionals.

Other than the library, the law school will not be available for studying or room reservations during the competition - as competitors, coaches, judges, and Moot Court Board members will be using the majority of the building. The Moot Court Board appreciates you planning accordingly as you study this weekend. If you have any questions, please contact the MCB VP of External Competitions, Kaitlyn Jones at Kaitlyn.Jones@Louisville.edu.

Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? The Intellectual Property Moot Court Team is now seeking interested students who wish to participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in late March.

The 2014 Regional Competition will take place March 21-23, 2014 in Chicago, with the advancing two teams from their respective regions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. April 23-25, 2014.

Interested students should contact Andrew Marvin at andrew.marvin@louisville.edu with a copy of their resume and statement of interest. Additional information and more specific instructions will be provided to those students.

The selection of a team will be completed by the end of the semester so please send a resume and statement of interest no later than Sunday, November 17th.

Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Team Now Seeking Applicants!

Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? The Intellectual Property Moot Court Team is now seeking interested students who wish to participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in late March.

The 2014 Regional Competition will take place March 21-23, 2014 in Chicago, with the advancing two teams from their respective regions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. April 23-25, 2014.

Interested students should contact Andrew Marvin at andrew.marvin@louisville.edu with a copy of their resume and statement of interest. Additional information and more specific instructions will be provided to those students.

The selection of a team will be completed by the end of the semester so please send a resume and statement of interest no later than Sunday, November 17th. 

Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Securities Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 Securities Law Competition.

The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side. The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue. Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28-30, 2014

Where: Fordham University, New York City

You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will be due by November 4, 2013.

Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED!

WHEN: Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30.

WHERE: Try-outs will be held in the Hebel Courtroom. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th.

HOW: Sign up for a try-out time and return the attached Information Sheet to the folder on the Moot Court Board door in a sealed envelop by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Potential candidates must be prepared to present a 10 minute oral argument on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4704 (June 24, 2013). Potential candidates may be asked to present either side of the case at the try-out.

WHY: Team members will learn valuable skills through their participation, and will have the opportunity to compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City March 19-23, 2014.

Questions? Email Paige Clark at pclark0905@gmail.com.

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application Deadline EXTENDED

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED!

WHEN: Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30.

WHERE: Try-outs will be held in the Hebel Courtroom. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th.

HOW: Sign up for a try-out time and return the attached Information Sheet to the folder on the Moot Court Board door in a sealed envelop by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Potential candidates must be prepared to present a 10 minute oral argument on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4704 (June 24, 2013). Potential candidates may be asked to present either side of the case at the try-out.

WHY: Team members will learn valuable skills through their participation, and will have the opportunity to compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City March 19-23, 2014.

Questions? Email Paige Clark at pclark0905@gmail.com.

Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Securities Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 Securities Law Competition.

The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side. The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue. Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28 – 30, 2014

Where: Fordham University, New York City

You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will be due by November 4, 2013.

Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.

Corey Shiffman Wins 2013 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

The Moot Court Board is proud to host the annual Pirtle-Washer Competition, an oral advocacy competition among students at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Competitors are the finalists from a school-wide preliminary competition evaluated by local practicing attorneys. The semi-final and final round winners are determined by a select panel of judges with extensive judicial experience.

This year's winner is Corey Shiffman, a second year law student and  member of the Arbitration Moot Court team. Last year, he was runner up at the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition. He currently works as a law clerk at The Rawlings Group in La Grange and enjoys spending his free time wishing he actually had some. He is glad to be back in Louisville and plans to remain and practice here after graduation.

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition was created by Law School Dean Marlin Volz in the 1960's to honor the contributions of Benjamin Washer (Dean of Jefferson School of Law, 1929-1950) and Henry Pirtle (founding member of the University of Louisville law faculty in 1846).  

Many thanks to Professor Karen Jordan for organizing the competition and also to the judges who donated their time and experience: Judge Irv Maze, Judge Janet Stumbo, Judge Charles Hickman, Justice Lisabeth Abramson, Judge David Bowles, and Judge Stephanie Burke. Without them, the Pirtle-Washer competition would not be possible.

Pictured here: Finalists Corey Shiffman (Appellant) and Lacey Gullett (Appellee). More photos are available on Flickr.

Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Securities Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 Securities Law Competition.

The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side. The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue. Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28 – 30, 2014

Where: Fordham University, New York City

You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will be due by November 4, 2013.

Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.