Moot Court Board News

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Eric Johnson and Brandon K. Johnson for being selected to represent our school in the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition.  Best of luck to them as they prepare to compete in March.

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. 4: 7:00pm
Jan. 8: 1:00pm
Jan. 11: 7:00pm
Jan. 15: 1:00pm
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 carly.a.harvey@gmail.com if you are willing to be a witness or have any questions.

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. 4: 7:00pm
Jan. 8: 1:00pm
Jan. 11: 7:00pm
Jan. 15: 1:00pm
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 carly.a.harvey@gmail.com if you are willing to be a witness or have any questions.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Tyler Fleck, Jacob Giesecke, and Lize Goykhberg for being chosen to represent our school in the 2012 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition! Thanks to everyone who tried out, and good luck to Tyler, Jacob, and Lize at the competition in March!

MCB Results

Congratulations to this year's Pirtle-Washer Champion, Thomas Stevens and to this year's runner-up, Jennifer Siewertsen!  Congratulations also to semi-finalists Nathan Batey and Joshua Porter!  These competitors advanced to the final day of competition on Friday, October 28th, from a field of sixteen competitors that began competing on Saturday, October 22nd.  Thank you to all of the competitors who did a great job representing our law school to the local bar!
 
A special thank you is in order for the judges who graciously volunteered their time and experience to judge the semi-finalists and finalists.  Circuit Court Judge A.C. McKay Chauvin, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Denise Clayton, Chief Regional District Judge Sean R. Delahanty, and District Judge Katie King formed the panel that selected the two competitors that advanced to the final round.  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson (a past Pirtle-Washer Champion), United States Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer, District Judge Ann Bailey Smith (a past Pirtle-Washer Champion), and Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Thomas B. Wine formed the panel that selected Thomas Stevens as this year's Champion.
 
Thank you also to the twenty-four local attorneys from Kentucky and Indiana who volunteered their time and experience to judge the three prelimary rounds on Saturday, October 22nd.  These local attorneys narrowed the field from sixteen competitors to the four semi-finalists.

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Nathan Batey and Cassie Kennedy for being chosen to represent our school in the Criminal Law Moot Court Competition! Thanks to everyone who tried out, and good luck to Nathan and Cassie at the competition in March!

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Congratulations to Brian Esser, Stephanie Loper, and Jonathan Raymon, who have been selected to represent the school in the 2012 National Tax Moot Court Competition! Best of luck to the team as they travel to Florida in February to compete.

MCB Good Luck!

Please wish Stephanie Carr, Brittany Hampton, Samantha Constantine, and Paige Hamby good luck as they represent the Brandeis School of Law in the National Moot Court Competition in Richmond, Virginia this weekend.  Both teams have worked hard on their briefs and argument skills and hope to shine in the regional rounds of the competition, good luck!

MCB Results

Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating Nathan Batey, Chris Moncrief, Sharon Wright, and Shawn Spalding (Team 1), and Jamie Jackson, Thomas Stevens, Brian Smith and Tyler Fleck (Team 2) on their strong performance at this past weekend’s Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition in Lexington.

Under the guidance of coaches Sandra Moon and Heend Sheth, all eight members worked extraordinarily hard leading up to and during the competition. The many hours of preparation paid off, with Team 2 advancing all the way to the final round against the University of Kentucky College of Law’s team. The Moot Court Board is proud to have had such stellar students representing our law school so exceptionally well. 

MCB Results

Congratulations to Arbitration Moot Court Team on advancing to the regional semi-finals! The team, consisting of Natalie Humphrey, Brad Johnson, Brittany McKenna, and Natalie Smith, advanced over one of the Northern Kentucky University teams and a team from Duquesne University to the semi-finals. Professor Levinson, the team's coach, attended the competition and provided great feedback to the team between rounds.
 
The team earned above-average marks from all judges. They were repeatedly praised for their "good use of demonstrative evidence," "good use of facts," and being "extremely well prepared," both as lawyers and as witnesses. The judges also commented on the team's professionalism, saying that the team was "very respectful," and "so respectful to the witnesses." In fact, the team scored no less than "Very Good" in the category of professionalism from every single judge, and in one instance the team was scored as "Superior," the highest available score.One judge described a closing statement by Brittany McKenna as "spectacular," another described Natalie Smith's performance as a "Great job!," another praised Natalie Humphrey for her "excellent delivery, " and Brad Johnson was complimented on his "very good, conversational tone."