Moot Court Board News

Congrats National Trial Competition Team

Please join the MCB in congratulating Samantha Constantine and Thomas Stevens on their performance at the 37th Annual National Trial Competition in Austin, Texas, one of the most prestigious and competitive mock trial competitions in the nation.  Samantha and Thomas advanced to the National Competition after winning the regional competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
 
During Round 1 of the National Trial Competition, Samantha and Thomas defeated Washington University School of Law.  During Round 2, the team faced Hofstra University School of Law, and lost the round by one point.  During the third round of the competition, Samantha and Thomas were power-matched against Loyola University School of Law, the 2010 champion.  The winner of Round 3 would advance to the quarterfinals.  Unfortunately, the round was close and Loyola advanced. 
 
Although they did not win the national competition, Samantha and Thomas finished in the top 20 of more than 300 teams that competed.  We are so proud of their representation of the Law School at the competition.  Samantha and Thomas each devoted more than 150 hours inside and out the courtroom preparing for the regional and national competitions.  The team and coaches would also like to thank all the law students who volunteered to serve as witnesses during practices, sometimes staying until midnight. We appreciate your support!

Congrats Wagner Moot Court Team

Amber Gratz, Denise Hall, and Leah Smith came in 5th of 46 teams after three preliminary rounds at the 36th Annual Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition. They advanced to the Octo-final rounds, and law school folklore is that we have been attending this competition for 36 years and only once before advanced.

Congrats National Client Counseling Competition Team

Please join the MCB in congratulating Sarah Potter and Brittany McKenna on their performance at the National Client Counseling Competition in Durham, NC.  As always, they represented the law school with tremendous poise and professionalism.  The duo was touted by one judge as being among the strongest competitors throughout the competition.  Although they did not win the national competition, Brittany and Sarah placed in the top twelve teams of the 137 that competed. Well done on an excellent year!

MCB Good Luck!

Good Luck to Nathan Batey and Cassie Kennedy as they travel to Buffalo, New York this weekend to compete in the Wechsler Criminal Law Competition!  We know you'll do a great job!

Last Day to Apply - 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

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

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 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