Moot Court Board News

2013 National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition Tryouts!

Interested in criminal law? If so, 2L, 3L, or 4L students are encouraged to sign-up for the 2013 Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition. This competition will be held on March 23, 2013 at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, New York. Competing in this event is an excellent opportunity to meet other law students interested in criminal law, as well as attorneys currently practicing in the field. The team is coached by local attorneys Ted Shouse and Annie O'Connell.

To sign up, please email a resume and a writing sample to Brian O'Connor at bjacksonoconnor@gmail.com. A team will be chosen based on these two items and a brief oral argument. The deadline to apply for this competition is November 12th.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Brian O'Connor.

2013 Criminal Law Moot Court Team Tryout

Interested in criminal law?  If so, 2L, 3L, or 4L students are encouraged to sign-up for the 2013 Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.  This competition will be held on March 23, 2013 at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, New York.  Competing in this event is an excellent opportunity to meet other law students interested in criminal law, as well as attorneys currently practicing in the field.  The team is coached by local attorneys Ted Shouse and Annie O'Connell.

To sign up, please email a resume and a writing sample to Brian O'Connor at bjacksonoconnor@gmail.com by November 6, 2012.  A team will be chosen based on these two items and a brief oral argument.  Tryouts for this competition will take place in mid-November.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Brian O'Connor.

Still Time To Tryout For The Tax Moot Court Team!

Florida Bar Tax Moot Court Competition from February 7-9th 2013 in sunny, warm Clearwater, Florida! There will be both an oral argument and written competition. 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls interested in trying out should submit their resume, a statement of interest, and a writing sample to the MCB office by this Friday, October 26th. There will be a folder on the door. Tryouts will the week of November 5th. Please direct any questions to Katie Potzick at kepotz01@louisville.edu.

MCB Environmental Law Team Selected

The following students have been selected to compete in the Pace University National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition:

Michael Gray
Ella Neely
Erica Rice

Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating these students and wishing them the best of luck in the competition!

Pirtle-Washer Congratulations!

Congratulations to Stephanie Carr, the 2012 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Champion, Pete Lay, the 2012 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Runner-up, and Samantha Constantine and Paige Hamby, 2012 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Semi-Finalists. The judges were extremely impressed with the oral advocacy skills of all the competitors.

38th Annual National Trial Competition Tryouts

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.org/tyla/index.cfm/resources/law-students1/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/ The opening or closing should not last longer than 12 minutes. Please also bring two copies of your resume.

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!)

Tax Moot Court Team Tryouts

The Moot Court Board will be holding tryouts for the Florida Bar Tax Moot Court Competition which takes place February 7-9th, 2013 in Clearwater, Florida. From this Friday till next (October 26th), 2Ls and 3Ls interested in trying out should submit their resume, a statement of interest, and a writing sample to the MCB office. There will be a folder on the door. Tryouts will be the week of November 5th.

38th Annual National Trial Competition Tryouts

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.org/tyla/index.cfm/resources/law-students1/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/ The opening or closing should not last longer than 12 minutes. Please also bring two copies of your resume.

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!)

2013 National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition Tryouts!

Interested in criminal law?  If so, 2L, 3L, or 4L students are encouraged to sign-up for the 2013 Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.  This competition will be held on March 23, 2013 at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, New York.  Competing in this event is an excellent opportunity to meet other law students interested in criminal law, as well as attorneys currently practicing in the field.  The team is coached by local attorneys Ted Shouse and Annie O'Connell.

To sign up, please email a resume and a writing sample to Brian O'Connor at bjacksonoconnor@gmail.com by November 6, 2012.  A team will be chosen based on these two items and a brief oral argument.  Tryouts for this competition will take place in mid-November.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Brian O'Connor.

Congratulations to the Trademark Moot Court Team Members!

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
Kathleen Richard
Ross Thompson

Please joing the Moot Court Board in congratulating the students selected for the team and best wishes for the upcoming competition!