Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to the Transactional Law Moot Court Team

Congratulations to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Transactional Law Moot Court Team! The competition took place at Northwestern University and this was the first time Brandeis students had participated. Professor Lisa Nicholson coached the teams, consisting of Krista Willike, Shawn Spalding, Jesse Genova, and Donovan Potter. Both teams performed exceptionally well. Krista Willike and Shawn Spalding tied for 3rd place overall, and Jesse Genova and Donovan Potter placed 5th overall. The competitors all received great feedback from the judges, and are excited about improving next year! The Moot Court Board is exceptionally proud of both teams and the hard work, dedication, and determination that they put into the competition. Congratulations, Krista, Shawn, Jesse, and Donovan!

Congratulations to the Client Counseling Team!

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate the Client Counseling team of Chelsea Painter and Dani Smith for their success in the Client Counseling Regional Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan over the February 16th weekend. The team advanced from the preliminary rounds to the semi-finals before eventually being knocked out by a team with prior experience from the year before. The Moot Court Board would like to thank the coaches and all of the students who volunteered their time over the course of many Tuesdays and Saturdays in order to help the Client Counseling team in preparing for their competition. We would also like to thank Chelsea and Dani for all of their hard work and for representing the school so well.

Congratulations to the Environmental Law Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to the University of Louisville School of Law's Environmental Law Moot Court Team on an outstanding performance. The team of Michael Gray, Ella Neely and Erica Rice, led by coaches Professor Tom “Fitz” FitzGerald and Randy Strobo, competed in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Pace University in White Plains, New York. Each team member did “extremely well” putting on “strong performances,” Coach Randy Strobo explained. Erica Rice received the award for “Best Oralist” in the first and third rounds of arguments. The Moot Court Board is exceptionally proud of all the competitors and extends many thanks to the coaches, facilitators, and guest judges who helped the team prepare for the competition.

Good Luck to the Immigration Team

Good luck to the immigration moot court team, Danielle Yanelli and Ann Nutter, who will be competing this weekend at NYU. Both Ann and Danielle have been working hard and we expect them to do great!

Congratulations to the National Trial Team!

Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating the University of Louisville School of Law's National Trial Team on a stellar performance last weekend. Led by coaches Robert A. Riley and Jessica Schulte, the team of Samantha Constantine, Naomi Warnick, Lacey Gullett, and Pete Lay went head to head with several law schools in the Regionals for the  National Trial Competition hosted in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The team of Lacey Gullett and Naomi Warnick argued admirably and were complimented for their thorough grasp of both sides of the case as well as their ability to win several hotly contested evidentiary disputes within the first several rounds. The team of Samantha Constantine and Pete Lay advanced to the quarter-final round after sweeping all the ballots in the first and third preliminary rounds of the competition. In the quarter-final round, Samantha Constantine began the round with an opening statement that presented "like a force of nature" and Pete Lay concluded the round with a closing argument that received three perfect scores from the three judges. The two were narrowly edged out by the trial team from the University of Kentucky law school that eventually went on to win the regional competition. The Moot Court Board is exceptionally proud of all the competitors and extends many thanks to the coaches, facilitators, and guest judges who helped the team prepare for the competition.

Good Luck to the Transactional Law Team!

Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing the best of luck to Krista Willike, Shawn Spalding, Jesse Genova, and Donovan Potter as they head to Chicago, Illinois,  this weekend with Professor Nicholson  to compete in the Transactional Law Meet. They have been working very hard  preparing for this competition and will undoubtedly make the law school proud! Good luck Krista, Shawn, Jesse and Donovan!

Good Luck to the Client Counseling Team!

Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing the Client Counseling Team (Chelsea Painter and Dani Smith) good luck on Saturday (Feb. 16th) as they travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to compete in the ABA Client Counseling Regional Competition.

Good Luck to the TYLA National Trial Team!

Please help us in wishing the best of luck to Lacey Gullett, Naomi Warnick, Pete Lay, and Samantha Constantine as they head to Fayetteville, Arkansas this week with Coaches Rob Riley and Jessica Schulte to compete in the National Trial Competition. They have been working very hard these last few weeks preparing for this competition and will undoubtedly make the law school proud! Good luck Lacey, Naomi, Pete, and Samantha!

Congratulations to the Tax Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to Brandeis School of Law students Ahmed Safeeulah and Laurie Beth McTighe on their stellar performance at the Florida Bar Tax Section Moot Court Competition. They went 1-1 after the first day, with their loss coming to the fourth place finisher, to advance to the second day. On the second day, they narrowly lost to the University of Florida, last year's runner-up and one of the top tax programs in the nation. They received rave reviews on their performance from both competitors and coaches.

 

Tax Team

Good luck to the ABA Negotiation Team in the National Finals!

Please help us in wishing the best of luck to Carli Clowers and Jillian Smith as they head to Dallas, Texas this weekend with Coach Tony Arnold to compete at the ABA Negotiation Competition National Finals. Carli and Jillian placed 3rd out of 20 teams in the final round of Regionals in Lansing, Michigan in November, after being tied for 1st in the initial round, and missing 2nd place by only 1 point. They have been working tirelessly these last few weeks preparing for Nationals and will undoubtedly make the law school proud! Good luck Carli and Jillian!