Moot Court Board News
Participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation. Students selected to compete on the National Trial Team will be more prepared for the courtroom than most second- and third-year associates in litigation firms. Learn from experienced trial attorneys and polish your trial advocacy skills – objections; opening statements; closing arguments; direct examinations, cross examinations; impeachment; introducing exhibits; refreshing recollection; thinking on your feet; prepping “real” witnesses.
In February, the UofL team will travel to Arkansas to compete at regionals. The top two teams from each Region will compete in the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas, on April 3-6, 2013. Last year, UofL advanced to the National Competition.
The School will select two teams to compete in the Regional Competition. This year’s Regional Problem will be released November 16. It will be a criminal problem. Teams will be selected and notified before Spring Registration begins.
To tryout, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb. The Grubb problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.” http://www.tyla.
Because the competition is in February, the majority of practices will be held in January and February (twice per week). A few practices will be scheduled in November and December.
Students will receive two credit hours for participating in the competition. Questions? Contact Erica Wood or Mia Walters.
Tryouts: October 22
(Sign-up outside the Moot Court Board Office!)
The following students have been accepted to participate in the trademark moot court competition:
Dana Michelle Eberle-Peay
Sean P. O'Tormey
Ronald H. Morton
Please joing the Moot Court Board in congratulating the students selected for the team and best wishes for the upcoming competition!
Congratulations to Pirtle-Washer Semi-Finalists Paige Hamby, Pete Lay, Samantha Constantine, and Stephanie Carr.
Each of the competitors
received excellent reviews from the attorney judges for their oral
advocacy skills during the preliminary rounds on Saturday October 13. On
Saturday, October 20, the competitors will advance to the semi-final
rounds of the competition held in the Allen Courtroom of the law school.
At 9:00 a.m. Paige Hamby v. Pete Lay
At 10:30 a.m. Samantha Constantine v. Stephanie Carr
The final round will begin at 1:00 p.m.
All students and faculty are encouraged to attend.
Any interested 2L or 3L may submit materials for consideration to participate in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held February 21-23, 2013 at Pace University in White Plains, NY. The team is coached by Professor FitzGerald and Attorney Randy Strobo.
To be considered for this year's team, please send an email to Caitlin Baird at email@example.com containing the following items in pdf format:
1. Writing Sample (brief, memo, etc.)
2. Statement of Interest (1 page maximum)
The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm. The coaches will review the sumbissions and notify the students selected on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Only one team of two or three members is allowed in the competition from each school.
Direct any questions to Caitlin Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org.