Moot Court Board News
This past weekend the Law School's American College of Trial Lawyers mock trial teams competed in Grand Rapids, Michigan in Region 7 of the ACTL National Trial Competition. Two teams represented the Law School - Samantha Constantine and Thomas Stevens, and Paul Chumbley and Josh Porter.
After competing in three preliminary rounds, Samantha and Thomas were one of four teams (out of 24) that advanced to the final rounds. UL was paired against UK. Both teams were undefeated. Samantha and Thomas, who represented the plaintiff during the final trial, defeated UK, and were declared co-champions of the Region 7 ACTL National Trial Competition. Samantha and Thomas will now represent the Law School and Region 7 in the 37th Annual National Trial Competition to be held in Austin, Texas, March 21-24, 2012. Only two teams advance from each of the 14 regions across the country.
The teams and coaches want to thank all UofL law students who served as witnesses during practices. Both trial teams put in countless hours to prepare for the competition. Samantha and Thomas will now receive a new civil problem and will have one month to prepare both sides.
The ACTL National Trial Team coaches, Kimberly Ballard and Rob Riley, congratulate Samantha and Thomas for advancing from one of the most competitive NTC regions in the country!
Good luck to Paul Chumbley, Samantha Constantine, Joshua Porter, and Thomas Stevens as they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend to represent our school in the Regional Competition of the National Trial Competition.
Please wish Christopher Slayton and Joseph Tackett good luck as they travel to Denver, CO this weekend, along with coach Prof. Sweeney, to compete in the Jessup International Law Competition.
MCB mandatory meeting will be held on January 25 12:05-12:50 in room 175. We will take attendance, members with a serious conflict should email Stephanie Loper at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
The National Trial team is in need of witnesses to help with practices immediately after the break. This is a great opportunity for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in trying out next year to get acquainted with the team, and a great way to learn more about Mock Trial while supporting the team. There is minimal time commitment. The dates needed are listed below.
Jan. 18: 7:00pm
Jan. 22: 1:00pm
Jan. 25: 7:00pm
Jan. 29: 1:00pm
Feb. 1: 7:00pm
Feb. 5: 1:00pm
Feb. 8: 7:00pm
The team needs four witnesses each practice, so we need your help. Please contact Carly Harvey at email@example.com if you are willing to be a witness or have any questions.
If you are available in between classes on any of the following dates, or wouldn’t mind volunteering on a Saturday for a couple of hours, please let us know. Email Jacob Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up.
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 10th
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 11th
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 14th
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 17th
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 18th
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 21st
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 24th
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 25th
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 28th
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 31st
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 1st
10:00 or 11:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 4th
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 7th
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 8th