Moot Court Board News

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.

National Moot Court Team Open Spots

There may still be spots available for any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L to join the National Moot Court Team. This is a Fall semester competition, so the deadline to contact Professor Marcosson is next week on Thursday, September 12.

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

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!

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2013-14 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at tony.arnold@louisville.edu and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Wednesday, September 11. 

Professor Gleason will be the coach. Professor Arnold (who normally co-coaches with Professor Gleason) will only be involved in getting the teams established and initially oriented to negotiation and the competition structure. He will be organizing and administering one of the regional competitions, which will be held at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law November 9-10. Since he will have access to both sides of the regional competition problems, he cannot be involved in coaching any teams after the problems are made available to him. In addition, our teams will NOT compete at U of L, because it is likely that the judges will know who you are. The ABA has authorized us to send our teams to a different region, yet to be determined.

We will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either November 2-3 or November 9-10. The selected participants must be available to travel either weekend (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 16 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Patrick Markey and Emily Peeler, who competed last year. Incidentally, we took a team to Nationals last year and ended up 10th in the nation out of 240 teams! We are planning for another great year this year. Thank you for your interest!

Transactional LawMeet 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, 2014Second, 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!

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2013-14 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at tony.arnold@louisville.edu and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net.  It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Wednesday, September 11.

Professor Gleason will be the coach. Professor Arnold (who normally co-coaches with Professor Gleason) will only be involved in getting the teams established and initially oriented to negotiation and the competition structure. He will be organizing and administering one of the regional competitions, which will be held at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, November 9-10. Since he will have access to both sides of the regional competition problems, he cannot be involved in coaching any teams after the problems are made available to him. In addition, our teams will NOT compete at U of L, because it is likely that the judges will know who you are. The ABA has authorized us to send our teams to a different region, yet to be determined.

We will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either November 2-3 or November 9-10. The selected participants must be available to travel either weekend (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 16 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Patrick Markey and Emily Peeler, who competed last year. Incidentally, we took a team to Nationals last year and ended up 10th in the nation out of 240 teams! We are planning for another great year this year.  Thank you for your interest!