Moot Court Board News

Congratulation to Negotiation Moot Court Team Members!

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected to represent our law school at this year's Negotiation competition in Lansing, Michigan!

Jillian Smith
Carli Clowers
Patrick Kennedy
Emily Peeler
Cassie Kennedy

Thank you to everyone who submitted statements of interest, and good luck to both of our teams this year!
 

Last Day to 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 its 41st year at the Brandeis School of Law and past champions include Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson and Judge Ann Bailey Smith. The winner will receive $1000, runner-up will receive $500, and third and fourth place finishers will receive $250 each. This competition does not require competitors to write a brief OR perform any outside research. All materials will be provided to competitors. The sign-up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board office door until Sept. 13 at 8pm. Please email VP of Internal Competitions Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu with any questions.

One Week Left to Sign-Up for Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trail Team!

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 9-11 in Highland Heights, KY. The team’s coach is Thomas Stevens, a recent graduate and former Pirtle-Washer Champion and Heend Sheth, a domestic violence prosecutor in the County Attorney's Office.

To sign up, put your name on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door, room 183 by Monday, September 17. 

For the tryout, prepare a two to three minute opening statement for either side, based on the fact pattern that will be emailed to you after signing up on the Moot Court Board Office door.

We will be taking two teams of four people each. Direct any questions to Annie Nutter at alnutter27@gmail.com or Kristen Birkhold at kmbirk01@louisville.edu

Pirtle-Washer Interest Session Announcement

Any student interested in competing in the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition on October 13 is encouraged to come to the interest session in room 177 on Tuesday, September 11 from 12:30-1:00.

Important Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Announcement!

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 its 41st year at the Brandeis School of Law and past champions include Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson and Judge Ann Bailey Smith. The winner will receive $1000, runner-up will receive $500, and third and fourth place finishers will receive $250 each. This competition does not require competitors to write a brief OR perform any outside research. All materials will be provided to competitors. The sign-up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board office door until Sept. 13 at noon. Please email VP of Internal Competitions Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu with any questions.

Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Tryout Information

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 9-11 in Highland Heights, KY. The team’s coach is Thomas Stevens, a recent graduate and former Pirtle-Washer Champion and Heend Sheth, a domestic violence prosecutor in the County Attorney's Office.

To sign up, put your name on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door, room 183 by Monday, September 17. 

For the tryout, prepare a two to three minute opening statement for either side, based on the fact pattern that will be emailed to you after signing up on the Moot Court Board Office door.

We will be taking two teams of four people each. Direct any questions to Annie Nutter at alnutter27@gmail.com or Kristen Birkhold at kmbirk01@louisville.edu

National Moot Court Team Selected

Congratulations to Samantha Constantine, Paige Hamby, Drew Eckman, & Chad Hardin, who have been selected as the Brandeis team to compete in this year's National Moot Court Competition! Please wish these students the best of luck as they prepare to represent our school in Richmond this November. Thank you to all of the outstanding applicants who took part in the try-outs.

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