Moot Court Board News

MCB Good Luck!

On Wednesday, March 21, National Trial Team members Thomas Stevens (3L) and Samantha Constantine (2L) will travel to Austin, Texas to represent the Law School in the 37th Annual National Trial Competition hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Samantha and Thomas earned the invitation to compete at the National Competition after winning the Region 7 competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Samantha and Thomas will compete against law schools from 13 other regions across the country, including Yale Law School, St. John’s University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Wake Forest University, Washington University, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and Loyola Law School.  Good luck at Nationals!

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Brandon K. Johnson and Eric Johnson who represented the University of Louisville this past weekend in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Patent Law Moot Court Competition in Houston, TX. Although Brandon and Eric did not advance to the next round, they received a lot of positive feedback from the judges.  They were praised for having well-structured arguments, being prepared to answer difficult questions, and also handling adverse facts well, without having to concede main points. Additionally,  Brandon and Eric forced the other team to concede main points of their argument and the judges were impressed with the way the team addressed several points on rebuttal that were brought up by the judges during the other side's argument.  Congratulations again to Brandon and Eric for representing our school so well in Houston.

Arbitration Moot Court Team

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition? The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one. The regionals will be held in November. The finals will be held January. More information is available at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/arbitration/home.html.

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu). You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at cbjohn09@louisville.edu

MCB Tryouts

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regionals will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/arbitration/home.html.
 
If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu). You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at cbjohn09@louisville.edu.

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Jacob Giesecke, Tyler Fleck, and Lize Goykhberg as they travel to Morgantown, West Virginia next week to compete in the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. 

National Trial Team Need Witnesses

The National Trial team needs volunteers to help with practices. Thomas Stevens and Samantha Constantine competed in the Regional Competition last month and became regional champions, advancing to the National Competition at the end of this month. The team has limited time to practice, so please help if you can. We want Thomas and Samantha, and the Brandeis School of Law, to be NATIONAL Champions! This is a great opportunity for all students, and you get public service hours for helping. The dates needed are:

March 7 @ 7:00pm (Wed)
March 11 @ 1:00pm (Sun)
March 14 @ 7:00pm (Wed)
March 18 @ 1:00pm (Sun)

Please contact Carly Harvey at carly.a.harvey@gmail.com if you can volunteer or have any questions. Thank you.

MCB Congrats!

Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson gave strong performances in the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition last weekend in Los Angeles. Although the team did not advance to the semi-finals, the judges gave a substantial amount of positive feedback, saying that the team was “unflappable” and had given the best argument he had heard at the competition. Congratulations to Sarah and Nathan for representing our school so well on the West Coast.

MCB Congrats!

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year’s members of the Client Counseling Teams - Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride – for their stellar performance at the regional competition held at NKU Chase School of Law.  Matthew and Kevin advanced to the semi-finals with a number 1 seed, but as luck would have it, lost in a head-to-head round to Sarah and Brittany, who advanced to the finals.  Despite a controversial final round, Sarah and Brittany emerged as the Region 6 champions.  Good luck to Sarah and Brittany as they head to Durham, North Carolina for the National Finals on March 16-17.

MCB Good Luck!

Please join the MCB in wishing Emma Franklin and Joshua Waldrop the best of luck in their upcoming competition. They will be traveling to New York this weekend to compete in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson as they travel to Los Angeles this weekend to compete in the National Animal Law Competition.