Moot Court Board News

Sign-Up for the Pirtle Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

If you are a 2L or 3L interested in oral advocacy, the Moot Court Board encourages you to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition. The competition will be held at the Hall of Justice on October 13 and the final rounds will be held in the Allen Courtroom on October 20. This competition is in it's 41st year at the Brandeis School of Law and past champions include Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson and Judge Ann Bailey Smith. Winners are rewarded with a $1000 prize, second place will receive $500, and third and fourth places will receive $250 each. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board office door from Sept. 4-Sept. 13 at noon. An interest session will be held on Sept. 11 at 12:30 in room 177 or you can email VP of Internal Competitions Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu with any questions.

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2012-13 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at tom.arnold@louisville.edu and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net. It is very important that you send an email to both Professors Arnold and Gleason, who are the co-coaches of the teams. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotiation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it is not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Friday, September 7. We will take 2 teams to the Region 6 competition in Lansing, Michigan on November 10 and 11. The selected participants must be available to travel to Lansing November 9-12, be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from October 1 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advance negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Jill Smith and Carli Clowers, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest! 

Try-Outs for the National Moot Court Team

Try-outs for the National Moot Court team are now open!  The competition takes place in Richmond, Virginia, in November.  This is an appellate competition and the team members will have to write a brief.  It is open to all 2L, 3L, and 4L students.

 

Anyone interested in trying out should:

  •  Submit a brief by Monday, August 27th to Professor Marcosson.  The brief must be the work of the applicant and may be emailed or turned in as a hard copy.  Your BLS brief is sufficient.
  • Sign up for a try-out time.  Try-outs include an oral argument based on your brief and will take place on Thursday, August 30th and Friday, August 31st.  The sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board door.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Marcosson at sam.marcosson@louisville.edu

 

Moot Court Board Incoming Members Selected!

The Executive Board of the University of Louisville Brandeis School Of Law Moot Court Board is proud to announce the new incoming members of the Moot Court Board for the 2012-2013 Academic Year:

 

Caitlin Baird

Hallye Bankson

Kristin Birkhold

Greg Finch

Larry Forman

Lacey Gullet

James Hafley

Lindsey Howard

Kaitlyn Jones

Damon McCormick

Michael McGee

Jessica Meyer

Jaime Nelson

Ann Nutter

Chelsea Painter

Cassie Restrepo

Karleen Shiner

Ross Thompson

Michael Tyrikos

Mia Walters

Nick Whitt

Erica Wood

 

 Congratulations to all the incoming members of the Moot Court Board on this prestigious honor.  We know your hard work will pay off through the continued success of the upcoming competitions sponsored and facilitated by the Moot Court Board.

Moot Court Board Application Revision

All students interested in applying for the Moot Court Board should submit their completed Waiver and Consent Form to the envelope located on the Moot Court Board door (near the Career Services offices) OR electronically to BrandeisMootCourtBoard@gmail.com.  If you are submitting the form electronically, please submit a copy with a valid signature.

If you have any questions or are unable to submit the form using either method please contact Paige Hamby at PMHAMB01@louisville.edu.  The Moot Court Board apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.

Moot Court Board Now Accepting Applications for 2012-2013 Board

The Brandeis School of Law Moot Court Board is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.

 

MCB plans and manages external and internal moot court, mock trial, and professional skills competitions at the Brandeis School of Law.  MCB members organize and administer the Pirtle-Washer Competition, First-Year BLS Oral Arguments, First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition, and any moot court competitions the Brandeis School of Law hosts during the year.  In addition, each MCB member acts as a facilitator for a moot court team or competition.  Each member is expected to fully participate in planning and carrying out all MCB events.

Any interested persons should submit their completed application, resume, and Waiver and Release form by May 9th at 9:00 p.m.  Please see the attached application for more information.  Note that the completed Waiver and Release should be submitted to the folder on the MCB door, or electronically.

For any further questions or information, please contact any of the Executive Board members: Paige Hamby, Courtney Pawley, Ashley Haile, Pete Lay, or Luke Markushewski.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to the new board and thank you so much to the outgoing board's hard work this year.

The outgoing board is beyond pleased with the incoming group and we look forward to passing the Moot Court Board torch to:

President: Paige Hamby
Vice President of Internal Competitions: Courtney Pawley
Vice President of External Competitions: Luke Markushewski
Vice President of Communications: Pete Lay
Vice President of Administration: Ashley Haile

Good luck in the upcoming year!

First Year Oral Advocacy Competition Champion

Congratulations to Lacey Gullett for winning the Final Round of the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition this past Friday, April 13.  After a close round with Mia Walters, Ms. Gullett was named this year's First Year Oral Advocacy Champion.  Congratulations to Ms. Gullett, and all the competitors, and thanks to all who made this year's competition such a success!

First Year Oral Advocacy Competition Semi-Final Round

The Quarter-Final round of the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition was a close contest, with four competitors advancing to Thursday evening's Semi-Final round. All eight competitors were praised for their poise and preparation by the judging panel, made up of UofL alumni Marilyn Osborn Patterson, Barry Dunn, Andrew Palmer, and Jason Nemes. In Thursday's Semi-Final Rounds, Mia Walters and Sean Dennis argued at 5:30 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom, followed by Lacey Gullett and Jon Hollan at 6:15 p.m. One competitor from each round advanced to Friday's Final at 2:00 p.m.

First Year Oral Argument Competition

Attention 1Ls

Do you like money? Do you want a chance to practice your oral advocacy skills? If you answered yes to both, then the First Year Oral Advocacy competition is for you! The competition will run from April 9th through April 13th, and you'll get the opportunity to argue in front of practicing attorneys and judges. Plus you can win CASH PRIZES! Preliminary rounds will be on brief, so no additional preparation is necessary.

The sign up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board room door. Please sign up by Thursday, April 5th at 8:00 PM. Be sure to sign up!