Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to the Patent Law Moot Court Team

Congratulations to the Patent Moot Court Team! Harlen Compton and Emily Harris worked very hard and represented our school well at the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Competition this past weekend in Houston, TX. Although they lost to the eventual winner, both were commended for their quick thinking and adept oral advocacy. The Moot Court Board would also like to thank Kevin Duncan and Chris Arnold for contributing their time and effort to coach the Patent Team. JOB WELL DONE TEAM!

Good Luck to the Securities Law Moot Court Team

Please help the Moot Court Board cheer on our two Brandeis Cards (Tyler Korus & Taylor Gerlach) who are flying to the Big Apple to take a bite (and top finish) out of the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition.

Taylor and Tyler will be competing in the 38th annual Kaufman competition held at Fordham University in New York City, which in past years has attracted distinguished final round panelists such as Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Byron White, notable Circuit Judges, leading Securities and Exchange Commission officials, and influential securities law academics and practicioners.

Good Luck Team!

Sign-Up for the 2013 Arbitration Team

The American Bar Association hosts an Arbitration competition each year. The competition is held in November and the finals are held in January. For more information, visit:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html.

Membership on the Arbitration Team provides practical skills and an opportunity to work with local arbitrators. It is also a very impressive accomplishment to add to your resume.

If you are interested in competing on the four-member team, please fill out the attached candidacy form. The candidacy form and a statement of interest need to be placed in the envelope on the Moot Court Board office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet when you turn in your forms.

 Forms are due and sign-ups end on Thursday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.

During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten-minute summation on behalf of the claimant from the case file of this year's competition. Please see the second attachment for this information.

If you have any questions, please contact facilitator Courtney Pawley at Courtney.Pawley@louisville.edu.

Good Luck to the Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Team

Good luck to the labor and employment law moot court team, Denise Hall and Leah Rupp Smith, who will be competing this week in New York. Both Denise and Leah have been working hard and we expect them to do great!

Good Luck to the Patent Moot Court Team!

Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing the best of luck to Emily Harris and Harlen Compton! They will be participating in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition this weekend in Houston, Texas. They have worked very hard to prepare for this competition and will represent the law school well. Good luck to Emily and Harlen!

Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one the Law School’s many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement.  Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch catered by Cluckers will be provided to attendees.  Please bring your own drink.

Guest Speaker Appellate Attorney Beth Breetz

Attention, 1Ls! Now that your briefs are submitted, it is time to shift your focus to your oral argument. On Thursday, March 7 at 1 PM, Stites & Harbison PLLC Attorney Beth Breetz is speaking in room 275. Ms. Breetz is the co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy group. Her full bio is linked below. She will speak about her experience in federal and state appellate advocacy and the basics of oral arguments. Her short talk will be followed by a Q&A, so bring your questions! If you are nervous about giving your oral argument on Saturday, March 23 at the Hall of Justice, come learn from an expert! Remember, if you are a current BLS student, your attendance is mandatory.    

http://www.stites.com/attorneys/25/bethany-a-breetz

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 (MCB) is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds beginning the week of March 18th-22nd. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) beginning Monday March 4th until Friday March 8th. 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 Greg Finch at G0Finc01@louisville.edu.

Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one the Law School’s many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement.  Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch catered by Cluckers will be provided to attendees.  Please bring your own drink.

Congratulations to the Immigration Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to the Immigration Moot Court Team! Danielle Yannelli and Ann Nutter won two of their three rounds. After each round both received high praises from their judges. This year's problem was specifically difficult, as noted by the organizers of the competition and judges. Both team members were commended for their strong command of the complex and difficult issues present. Again, congratulations to Ann and Danielle who proudly represented the Law School in this year's competition!