Moot Court Board News
Tryouts for the National Moot Court Team will be this Friday and Saturday April 15-16th. All students interested in representing the University at the Regionals in Richmond, VA in November, and possibily the Nationals in New York next January should:
1) Sign up on the sheet on the Moot Court Board office door by Wednesday, April 13.
2) Submit a brief as your writing sample (can be, doesnt have to be your BLS brief) to Professor Marcosson by this Wed April 13th.
3) Perform a 15-minute oral argument based on the brief.
Two Teams of 2 members each will be selected to compete. Competitors will earn 2 hours of credit, and have the chance to compete against students in the top law schools in the nation.
Questions? Ask Josh Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team selection process for the Fall 2011 National Health Law Moot Court Competition will begin April 11th. One team of two or three students will be selected. Students who apply must be willing to make a substantial time commitment during the Fall of 2011.
Team members can earn up two credit hours for writing the brief and for participating in the Competition, and the experience may be used to fulfill the law school’s skills requirement.The Competition emphasizes health law, but the problem often involves constitutional, procedural and/or statutory interpretation issues. The Competition problem generally is available by mid-August, and the brief is due around the end of September. The Competition generally is scheduled for the first or second weekend in November, and is held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale Illinois. To apply, please submit an application packet to the Moot Court Board Office by April 15th at 12:00PM. Your packet must include an application form, a recent resume, a letter explaining why you are interested in being on the team, and a writing sample providing evidence of legal analysis and writing skills. Application forms are available electronically (please email Jennifer Monarch at email@example.com) and in print (see the Moot Court Board Office). Additionally, Professor Jordan will interview candidates either during or after the exam period. If you have any other questions, contact Jennifer Monarch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Jared Sawyer (3L) and Jennifer Siewertsen (2L) on advancing to the semi-Finals in the 2011 Herbert Wechsler Criminal Law Competition in Buffalo, NY this past weekend! Jared and Jennifer, coached by local attorneys Dave Harshaw and Ted Shouse, '99, were one of only 8 teams out of the 26 competing to advance to the quarter-finals. The team defeated Valparaiso University School of Law to move onto the Final Four but lost to the eventual Champion. The team was praised for their professionalism, organization and speaking style. Congratulations Jared and Jennifer!
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 online.
If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached candidacy form, and submit it, a statement of interest, and a copy of your resume to Professor Levinson in room 285. Or you may leave them 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, April 1. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute summation on behalf of Pearson from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.
If you have any questions, please email Elisabeth Fitzpatrick.
Marilyn Osborn and Whitney True are the 2011 Lefkowitz Trademark National champions! They received the award for best overall team out of 78 teams after competing at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on March 26th. They were commended on their presence, poise, and command of the issues. The team was coached by Jack Wheat, '79, of Stites and Harbison and will be recognized by the International Trademark Association this spring. Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating them!
Ms. Osborn also competed at the Trademark Moot Court Competition at Oxford Univeristy, England March 18-20. She was profiled in a feature at UofL Today, "Law students to compete at Oxford University" (March 29, 2011).
Related news: "UofL students win national moot court contest" (Courier-journal.com, March 30, 2011)
Congratulations to the 2011 - 2012 Moot Court Board:
President Sarah Potter
VP Administration Jenn Siewertsen
VP External Competitions Thomas Stevens
VP Internal Competitions Eric Johnson
VP Public Relations Stephanie Loper
Please join the MCB in congratulating them as they transition into their new roles.
The team selection process for the Fall 2011 National Health Law Moot Court Competition will begin April 11th.
One team of two or three students will be selected. Students who apply must be willing to make a substantial time commitment during the Fall of 2011.
Team members can earn up two credit hours for writing the brief and participating in the Competition, and the experience may be used to fulfill the law school’s skills requirement.
The Competition emphasizes health law, but the problem often involves constitutional, procedural and/or statutory interpretation issues.
Application information will be available April 4th.If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Monarch at email@example.com.
Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, they competed very hard and impressed the judges in the preliminary rounds with their poise, strong oratory ability, and broad knowledge of the competition's complicated subject matter.
The Brandeis School of Law is proud of Marlow and Jennifer!
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.