Moot Court Board News

1st Year Oral Advocacy Competition Sign Ups

Any interested 1L may sign up now for the 1st Year Oral Advocacy Competition, held April 4-8th in the Law School.  This is a great opportunity to practice your advocacy skills, argue in front of practicing attorneys and judges, and win cash prizes!!

A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door.  The deadline for signing up is Thursday March 31st at 5:00 pm.

Direct any questions to Brian Bennett, Andrew Swafford, Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, or Josh Porter.

Kudos for the Wagner Moot Court Team

Congratulations to the Wagner Moot Court Team on an excellent performance.  In all three preliminary rounds, they received glowing feedback, although we did not advance to the next round.  In the first round, the judges stated of Kristen Staley and Ben Basil that they did a “really good job fielding questions, knowing the cases, and knowing the facts.”  The judges concluded: “It was nice to see they had put in the necessary work.”  In the second round, Heather Sidwell and Ben Basil argued on behalf of the employer.  The judges stated that Heather’s presentation was “very good.”  She “was poised and responsive and kept the judges boxed in” on her points.  The judges (ironically) stated that Ben “was very convincing and clearly believed in his argument.”  In the third round, the judges noted that they were “throwing tough questions,” and that Ben and Kristen handled them well and had good mastery of the law.

Good Luck Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Team!

Professor Warren is proud to announce that Jennifer Monarch and Marlow Riedling will be leaving this Thursday, March 24, 2011, to compete in the Thirty-Sixth Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

The Kaufman Competition is the national contest for securities law moot court teams from around the country. The Competition offers teams the opportunity to test appellate advocacy skills before leading jurists, securities regulators, academics, and practitioners.

The preliminary and quarterfinal rounds will be held on March 25-26, with the semifinal and final rounds held on March 27. The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law wishes Jennifer and Marlow luck as they proudly represent our school and legal community.

Good Luck Immigration Moot Court Team!

Good luck to Jayci Roney and Samantha Thomas-Bush as they compete this weekend in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition!

The Saul Lefkowitz Team Advances to the Nationals!

Congrats to the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Team who competed this weekend! 

Chris Arnold and Richard Williams had two very strong oral arguments and were complemented on their command of the case law and effective use of analogy. 

Marilyn Osborn and Whitney True received the award for "Best Brief," and were awarded the "Best Overall" team score.  Marilyn and Whitney will be moving on to the national rounds at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on March 26th.  They were coached by Mr. Jack Wheat of Stites and Harbison. 

Congratulations to the Client Counseling Team!

Congrats to Sarah Potter and Brittany McKenna for making it to the
semi-final round  by placing 2nd out of twelve teams in the morning round of the Client Counseling Competition this past weekend in Vermillion, South Dakota!  Thank you both for your hard work and effort in representing the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.

Good Luck Client Counseling Team!

Good luck to Sarah Potter and Brittany McKenna who will be participating in the Client Counseling Competition on February 12, 2011 in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Thank You Tax Moot Court!

Thanks to Grant Axon, Mallory Littlepage, and Rob Rominger for representing the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law!  Thank you for your time and effort you devoted toward the National Tax Moot Court Competition!

Good Luck Tax Moot Court!

Good luck to Grant Axon, Mallory Littlepage, and Rob Rominger as they compete at the National Tax Moot Court Competition! 

The competition will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida from February 3-5. 

Good Luck Team!

Public Service Opportunity! Bailiffs needed for the National Trial Competition

The Moot Court Board is in need of several volunteer bailiffs for the National Trial Competition. Five bailiffs are needed for for Saturday the 19th. The hours of the competition are from 7:45am-5:30pm on the 19th.

1Ls interested in joining the Moot Court Board are highly encouraged to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to get a large chunk of your public service requirement fulfilled. Bailiff positions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email maosbo06@louisville.edu or marilynaosborn@gmail.com to sign up.