Moot Court Board News

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Greg Mayes and Brandon Johnson, who are competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition on November 4th and 5th. The competition is being held at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Professor Karen Jordan will be accompanying the team as coach.

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions

1. International Law - Tuesday, November 1 by 12:30 p.m.
2. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1.
3. Criminal Law - Wednesday, November 2 by 5 p.m.

For further information, please visit https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945.

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions


1. Tax Law - Friday, October 28 (submission date extended).

2. International Law - Tuesday, November 1 @ 12:30 p.m.

3. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1.

4. Criminal Law - Wednesday, November 2 @ 5 p.m.


For further information, please visit https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945.

Reception for MCB Members & Pirtle-Washer Competitors

All MCB members and Pirtle-Washer competitors need to be at the reception Friday, October 28th from 5-7 p.m. at the University Club.  This will be a great chance to network with judges, previous winners, and other alumni.  The dress is business professional.  There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. 

Sign-Ups for International Law Moot Court Competition

If your interests are in international law the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is for you! Any 2L, 3L, or 4L is eligible to compete. There will be an information session on Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Room LL71. You will given a problem question in the topic area. If you are unable to attend the event, the problem question will be available on the Moot Court door.

Please email the following information to Joshua Waldrop (joshua.waldrop@louisville.edu) no later than Tuesday, November 1 by 12:30 p.m:

1. Problem question

2. Resume

3. Unofficial Transcript

4. Writing sample (optional)

5. Anything else you think may be pertinent

A try-out interview will be scheduled soon after which will be held the first week in November.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.The School will send one team to the regional competitions being held the in the first part of 2012. The competitions will be held in Washington, D.C.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to this year's Pirtle-Washer finalists:

Nathan Batey 

Josh Porter

Jennifer Siewertsen 

Thomas Stevens

These four competitors are advancing from a field of sixteen very talented student oral advocates.  All of the competitors did a great job representing our law school in front of the twenty-four local attorneys who judged them this Saturday at the Hall of Justice.  The semi-final and final rounds will take place this Friday, October 28 in the Allen Courtroom.

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions

1. Labor & Employment Law - TODAY, Monday, October 24 @ noon (submission date extended).

2. Tax Law - Friday, October 28 (submission date extended).

3. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1.

4. Criminal Law - Wednesday, November 2 @ 5 p.m.

For further information, please visit https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945.

Sign-Ups for Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition

*Submission Date Extended*

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and would like to represent UofL in the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Competition, now is the time to apply. The competition will be held in New York City in March 2012. Please email the following information to Professor Levinson (arlevi03@louisville.edu) while cc'ing Brittany Hampton (Blhamp25@gmail.com) on Monday, October 24th at noon:

1. Resume
2. Completed Labor Law Info Sheet (see below)
3. A one-page statement of interest including any past experience in labor and employment law

For tryouts, be prepared to argue both sides of Thompson v. North American Stainless found at http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7401240344092765062&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr.

Professor Levinson or Professor Render will conduct tryouts the week of October 31st. Signups for tryout times will be available on the Moot Court Board Office door on October 24th.

If you have any questions, please email Brittany Hampton.

MCB Congrats!

The members of this year’s National Trial team have been selected. The team members are:

Paul Chumbley
Samantha Constantine
Christopher Moncrief
Joshua Porter
Thomas Stevens 

Congratulations to those selected, and thank you to everyone who tried out.

Sign-Ups for Criminal Law Moot Court Competition

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, held March 31, 2012, in Buffalo, NY. The team’s coaches are local criminal defense attorney Ted Shouse and David Harshaw from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

To sign up, send an e-mail by Wednesday, November 2 at 5 p.m. to Sarah Clay at claysarahe@gmail.com containing the following items in pdf format:

1. Resume
2. Legal Writing Sample

Additionally, you will need to sign up for a time to try out. You will need to prepare 10-15 minutes of oral argument based on last year's problem, J.D.B. v. North Carolina, which may be found at http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bcls/wechsler11.html. You may choose to argue either side, and may do any research necessary to form your argument. Tryouts will be conducted on Wednesday, November 9, from 5-7 p.m., in room 177, and Tuesday, November 15, from 5-7 p.m., in the Allen Courtroom. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Moot Court Board Office door by noon, Friday, October 21.

Only a two-member team will be sent to the competition. Please direct any questions to Sarah Clay.