Moot Court Board News

1Ls: Interested in Helping Moot Court Board with Pirtle-Washer?

This year's Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition, the law school's premier internal oral advocacy competition, will begin this Saturday, October 22nd at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Hall of Justice.  The competition is only open for 2L, 3L, and 4L students, but 1Ls can still help as bailiffs. 

Serving as a bailiff at Pirtle-Washer is a great way to gain exposure to oral arguments, which you will have to do in the spring for BLS, and is also a great way to meet local attorneys.  If you are interested in serving as a bailiff this Saturday, please attend a Moot Court Board meeting this Thursday, October 20th at 12:10 pm in Room 175

If you are interested in being a bailiff, but cannot attend Thursday's meeting, email Eric Johnson at eljohn10@louisville.edu.

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions


1. Securities Law - Wednesday, October 19th @ 5pm.

2. Sports Law - Thursday, October 20th @ 5pm.

3. Tax Law - Friday, October 21st.

4. Patent Law - Friday, October 21st (submission date extended).

5. Labor & Employment Law - Monday, October 24th (submission date extended).

6. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1st.


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

MCB Members: Upcoming Responsibilities

Thursday 10/20:  Information session in Room 175 at 12:10 p.m.  All MCB members except Pirtle-Washer competitors must attend.


Saturday 10/22:  Preliminary rounds located at the Hall of Justice during 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Those members competing in Pirtle-Washers may leave when done competing.  Responsibilities for the day will be discussed on 10/20.


Friday 10/28:  Competition rounds are at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Attendance of MCB members is optional but encouraged for the competition.


Friday 10/28:  Light reception from 3-5 p.m.  Snacks will be served.  Attendance is exclusive to MCB members, Pirtle-Washer competitors, and judges.  MCB alumni reception from 5-7 p.m.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  There will be a cash bar.

Sign-Ups for Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition

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 17th 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!

Congratulations to Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Kevin Pride, and Matt Kinney for making the Client Counseling Competition Team.  Thank you to everyone who tried out this year. 

Interest Meeting for Sports Law Moot Court Competition

Interested in Sports Law and representing UofL in New Orleans during Mardi Gras? Any 2L, 3L, or 4L can now sign-up for the Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, held February 15-17 in New Orleans. The team’s coaches are Professors Anita Moorman and Shelly Santry.

 

There is a sign up sheet on the Moot Court Board door.  Please provide your name and email address.  Tryouts will consist of competitors doing an oral argument based on an assigned problem.  There will be an interest meeting TODAY, Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm in room 075.  The deadline for signups is Thursday, October 20 at 5:00 pm.

 

Currently, only one team of two or three members will be selected for this competition. Direct any questions to Jackie Clowers at jrclow01@cardmail.louisville.edu.

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions

 

1. Patent Law - Friday, October 14th. 

2. Immigration Law -  Monday, October 17th @ noon.

3. National Trial - Monday, October 17th @ noon.

4. Securities Law - Wednesday, October 19th @ 5pm. 

5. Tax Law - Friday, October 21st.

6. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1st.

 

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

Sign-Ups for the National Trial Competition

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and would like to participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation, now is the time to sign-up! The Regional Competition will take place in Michigan at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in February 2012. The top two winners in each Region will compete in the National Competition in Austin, Texas, March 21-24, 2012.


The School will select two teams (consisting of two or three student attorneys) to compete in the Regional Competition in February 2012. This year’s Regional Problem will be released mid-November. It will be a civil problem. Participants may earn up to 2.0 hours of academic credit.


Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board door. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 18th. Please bring one copy of your resume to the tryout. In addition, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – Krista Chaona Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Company.


The Harbour problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.” To access Krista Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Ins. Co.:

1. Go to: http://www.tyla.org/resources/law-students/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/
2. Scroll down to and click on “National Trial Competition – Past Archive Problem”
3. Select “Krista Chaona Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Company”


If you have any questions, please contact Carly Harvey (carly.a.harvey@gmail.com) or Dean Ballard (kimberly.ballard@louisville.edu).

Sign-Ups for Patent Law Moot Court Competition

Any interested 2L, 3L, or  4L may sign up now for the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, held in March 2012 in Houston, TX.  The team’s coaches are Professor Lars Smith, Mr. Kevin Duncan of Valenti Hanely & Robinson, PLLC, and Mr. Jeffery Haeberlin of Stites & Harbison PLLC.

To sign up, please send an email to the competition facilitator, Lani Burt, at laniburt@insightbb.com containing the following items in pdf format:

1. Resume
2. 1 page statement of interest
3. Writing sample

The deadline for submission of these items is Friday, October 14th.  The coaches will review the submissions and, if necessary, conduct interviews the following week to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition from each school.

Please direct any questions to Lani Burt. 

MCB CONGRATS!

The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the selection of the following students to serve on this year's Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial team:

Brian Smith
Tyler Fleck
Sharon Wright
Chris Moncrief
Shawn Spalding
Thomas Stevens
Jamie Jackson
Nathan Batey

Congratulations to these students and thanks to everyone who tried out for the team.