Moot Court Board News

MCB Tryouts

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
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 ( 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

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Jacob Giesecke, Tyler Fleck, and Lize Goykhberg as they travel to Morgantown, West Virginia next week to compete in the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. 

National Trial Team Need Witnesses

The National Trial team needs volunteers to help with practices. Thomas Stevens and Samantha Constantine competed in the Regional Competition last month and became regional champions, advancing to the National Competition at the end of this month. The team has limited time to practice, so please help if you can. We want Thomas and Samantha, and the Brandeis School of Law, to be NATIONAL Champions! This is a great opportunity for all students, and you get public service hours for helping. The dates needed are:

March 7 @ 7:00pm (Wed)
March 11 @ 1:00pm (Sun)
March 14 @ 7:00pm (Wed)
March 18 @ 1:00pm (Sun)

Please contact Carly Harvey at if you can volunteer or have any questions. Thank you.

MCB Congrats!

Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson gave strong performances in the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition last weekend in Los Angeles. Although the team did not advance to the semi-finals, the judges gave a substantial amount of positive feedback, saying that the team was “unflappable” and had given the best argument he had heard at the competition. Congratulations to Sarah and Nathan for representing our school so well on the West Coast.

MCB Congrats!

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year’s members of the Client Counseling Teams - Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride – for their stellar performance at the regional competition held at NKU Chase School of Law.  Matthew and Kevin advanced to the semi-finals with a number 1 seed, but as luck would have it, lost in a head-to-head round to Sarah and Brittany, who advanced to the finals.  Despite a controversial final round, Sarah and Brittany emerged as the Region 6 champions.  Good luck to Sarah and Brittany as they head to Durham, North Carolina for the National Finals on March 16-17.

MCB Good Luck!

Please join the MCB in wishing Emma Franklin and Joshua Waldrop the best of luck in their upcoming competition. They will be traveling to New York this weekend to compete in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson as they travel to Los Angeles this weekend to compete in the National Animal Law Competition.

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.