Moot Court Board News

MCB Congrats!

This past weekend the Law School's American College of Trial Lawyers mock trial teams competed in Grand Rapids, Michigan in Region 7 of the ACTL National Trial Competition.  Two teams represented the Law School - Samantha Constantine and Thomas Stevens, and Paul Chumbley and Josh Porter

After competing in three preliminary rounds, Samantha and Thomas were one of four teams (out of 24) that advanced to the final rounds.  UL was paired against UK.  Both teams were undefeated.   Samantha and Thomas, who represented the plaintiff during the final trial, defeated UK, and were declared co-champions of the Region 7 ACTL National Trial Competition.  Samantha and Thomas will now represent the Law School and Region 7 in the 37th Annual National Trial Competition to be held in Austin, Texas, March 21-24, 2012.  Only two teams advance from each of the 14 regions across the country.

The teams and coaches want to thank all UofL law students who served as witnesses during practices.  Both trial teams put in countless hours to prepare for the competition.  Samantha and Thomas will now receive a new civil problem and will have one month to prepare both sides. 

The ACTL National Trial Team coaches, Kimberly Ballard and Rob Riley, congratulate Samantha and Thomas for advancing from one of the most competitive NTC regions in the country!

MCB Congrats!

Christopher Arnold, Lucas Markushewski, Sean O'Tormey, and Richard Williams delivered strong performances in the Lefkowitz Trademark Regional this weekend in Atlanta. Although they did not advance to the finals, the judges gave positive feedback, noting that they had "fantastic delivery" and were "strong advocates." Further, the team "took on a tough argument and stuck to it." The team worked very hard this semester with coach Jack Wheat, and we thank them for being such great representatives of UofL Law.

MCB Good Luck!

Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride will be traveling to Northern Kentucky this weekend to compete in the 2012 ABA Client Counseling Regional Competition.  Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing all of them good luck and safe travels. 

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Paul Chumbley, Samantha Constantine, Joshua Porter, and Thomas Stevens as they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend to represent our school in the Regional Competition of the National Trial Competition.

MCB Good Luck!

Please wish Christopher Slayton and Joseph Tackett good luck as they travel to Denver, CO this weekend, along with coach Prof. Sweeney, to compete in the Jessup International Law Competition. 

MCB Congrats!

Please wish Christopher Arnold, Lucas Markushewski, Sean O'Tormey, and Richard Williams good luck as they travel to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, along with coach Jack Wheat, to compete in the Regional Competition of the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition.

Information Session on Formatting Appellate Briefs

Dean Becker is hosting an info session about formatting appellate briefs on Monday, February 13th at noon in room 275. This would be helpful for students who are competing on appellate competitions this spring and those who plan to try out for competitions next year.

MCB Mandatory Meeting

MCB mandatory meeting will be held on January 25 12:05-12:50 in room 175. We will take attendance, members with a serious conflict should email Stephanie Loper at to discuss.

Witnesses Needed for the National Trial Team

The National Trial team is in need of witnesses to help with practices immediately after the break. This is a great opportunity for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in trying out next year to get acquainted with the team, and a great way to learn more about Mock Trial while supporting the team. There is minimal time commitment. The dates needed are listed below.

Jan. 18: 7:00pm
Jan. 22: 1:00pm
Jan. 25: 7:00pm
Jan. 29: 1:00pm 
Feb. 1: 7:00pm
Feb. 5: 1:00pm
Feb. 8: 7:00pm

The team needs four witnesses each practice, so we need your help. Please contact Carly Harvey at if you are willing to be a witness or have any questions.

Witnesses Needed for the Client Counseling Team

Attention ALL students (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls).  The Client Counseling team is gearing up for the Regional Competition on February 11th and is need of “mock” clients for their practices.  Prep time is no more than 10-15 minutes of reading over the secret facts that only you, and Coach Abramson, know.   

If you are available in between classes on any of the following dates, or wouldn’t mind volunteering on a Saturday for a couple of hours, please let us know.  Email Jacob Ford at with any questions or to sign up.  

1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 10th          
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 11th   
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 14th        
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 17th           
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 18th   
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 21st       
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 24th          
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 25th   
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 28th       
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 31st            
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 1st    
10:00 or 11:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 4th         
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 7th        
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 8th