Moot Court Board News

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Transactional LawMeet Team!

Congratulations to Kseniya Buck, Emily Irwin, and Emily Meyer on being selected for the Transaction Moot Court Team. They will prepare for and compete in the Transactional LawMeets competition this upcoming February in Chicago, IL.

Immigration Moot Court Team Seeking Participants!

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com

Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Team Tryouts!

 

Tryouts for this year’s Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Team will be held October 14-16 beginning at 6 pm in the Allen Courtroom (Tuesday and Wednesday) or room LL60 (Thursday).  To tryout, you must place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door and submit an application.  Tryouts will consist of 10 minute abbreviated oral arguments related to the issues raised in Sweeney v. Pence, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 16896 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014).  Advocates can choose which side to argue, with appellants arguing the dissenting opinion and appellees arguing the majority opinion.  

 

Some of the benefits of being on this team include:

  • Learning the intricacies of a fun and fascinating are of law;
  • Finishing your commitment to the team in late March allowing ample time to devote to other classes and finals; and 
  • Networking with Louisville’s top-notch labor and employment attorneys.  
Carolyn Purcell, the facilitator for this team, can provide more information-including a handy instruction sheet to help you efficiently prepare for tryouts (we know you have a lot going on).  Her email is carolyn.purcell@louisville.edu 

Immigration Moot Court Team Tryouts

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

 

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

 

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

 

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com

Immigration Moot Court Team Tryouts

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

 

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

 

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

 

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com

Immigration Moot Court Team Tryouts

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com

Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Team Tryouts!

Be apart of an award-winning moot court team and take a trip to the Big Apple!

Tryouts for this year’s Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Team will be held October 14-16 beginning at 6 pm in the Allen Courtroom (Tuesday and Wednesday) or room LL60 (Thursday).  To tryout, you must place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door and submit an application.  Tryouts will consist of 10 minute abbreviated oral arguments related to the issues raised in Sweeney v. Pence, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 16896 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014).  Advocates can choose which side to argue, with appellants arguing the dissenting opinion and appellees arguing the majority opinion.  

Some of the benefits of being on this team include:

  • Learning the intricacies of a fun and fascinating are of law;
  • Finishing your commitment to the team in late March allowing ample time to devote to other classes and finals; and 
  • Networking with Louisville’s top-notch labor and employment attorneys.  
Carolyn Purcell, the facilitator for this team, can provide more information-including a handy instruction sheet to help you efficiently prepare for tryouts (we know you have a lot going on).  Her email is carolyn.purcell@louisville.edu 

Trademark Law Competition Signups

Trademark Law Competition Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interest 2L, 3L, or 4L may sing up now for the Trademark Law Competition held February 7, 2014 in Atlanta.  The team’s coaches are Professor John Cross and attorney Jack Wheat from Stites & Harbinson.

To sign up, please send an email to Professor Cross at john.cross@louisville.edu containing a brief (1-2 page) essay describing the purpose or purposes of trademark law.  There is no need to discuss the federal registration system.  

No prior Trademark or IP experience is necessary.  However, if you do have some experience, please include it in your essay.

The deadline for submission is October 6, 2014.

Direct any questions to Annale Renneker, at annale.renneker@louisville.edu

Tax Moot Court Team Tryouts

Tax Moot Court Team Tryouts

 

A national tax moot court competition is held every spring at an exotic location in Florida.  Our law school has competed for more than 25 years and our teams are frequently successful.  We are “in it to win it”, to use a haggard phrase.

 

Our team will have two member, selected by our three team coaches:  Professor Blackburn, and adjunct professor/alumni Mark Haun and Laurie McTighe.

 

The competition consists of a written  brief, followed by oral arguments before a mock appellate court, with real Tax judges and tax practitioners serving a the competition judges for both the brief writing and appellate arguments.  

 

You must have completed one tax course by the end of the 2014 fall semester, and be willing to spend a weekend in sunny Florida, when we still have snow on the ground in Louisville.  Tax focused students are encourages to tryout, but this is a trial competition and students interested in being litigators have been successful in the past and are also encouraged to tryout. 

 

Tryouts will begin as soon as we have students will to try out.  Tryouts will end, Friday October 10th!

 

If you are interested, please contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu,  502-852-6384.)

Savannah Trial Advocacy Competition Tryouts!

Attention all 2L and 3L Students!

       Tryouts for the Savannah Trial Advocacy Competition will be held on October 7, 8, and 9, beginning at 6:00 pm.

      To tryout you must submit your resume into a manila envelope labeled Savannah Trial Team Competition, as well as place your name on the sign up sheet next to the time you would like to interview/tryout (both the envelope and sign up sheet will be displayed on the Moot Court Board Office door).  The deadline to submit your resume and choose a time to interview/tryout is October 6th at 3:00 pm. 

      This is a criminal law trial competition and it requires its competitors to be both the state and defense and all witnesses.  We would like all interested parties to arrive 15 minutes prior or 15 minutes after the time you choose to interview/tryout.  This is to ensure that all persons will have a witness to direct/cross examine during their interview/tryout time.  

     During the tryout you will be expected to deliver a two minute opening for either side, a three minute direct of any of the witnesses, a three minute cross of any of the witnesses, and a 3 minute closing for the same side you opened for.  

     This is the first year University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law has competed in this competition as it is invitation only.  This represents an excellent opportunity for any person who may be interested in litigation!

      There are four available slots for the team.

      The competition is hosted in Savannah Georgia and will Start on November 14 and 15, but the team will trace and arrive in Savannah on November 13.

Case material:  all interested parties need to contact Marilyn Shrewsbury at mlnels02@carmail.louisville.edu and she will send you the necessary case material in order to prepare for your tryout/interview.  

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, such as an inability to attend tryouts due to a conflict please email Marilyn Shrewsbury at mlnels02@cardmail.louisville.edu or assistant Professor Lebron at arosario.lebron@louisville.edu.