Moot Court Board News

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 stephanie.loper@yahoo.com 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 carly.a.harvey@gmail.com 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 jpford03@louisville.edu 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

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.