Moot Court Board News

Excellent Performance by the Health Law Moot Court team!

Congratulations to Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Eric Lowe, and Sarah Potter for an excellent performance at the Health Law Moot Court Competition. 

 The judges were very impressed with the competitors' oral arguments, remarking that the team was "very polished" and "extremely well organized and easy to follow." 

Thanks for your hard work.  If you see Elisabeth, Eric, or Sarah, please congratulate them on their achievement and for proudly representing our school.

Good Luck to the Arbitration Moot Court Team

Good luck to Samantha Thomas-Bush, Brandon Edwards, Megan Keane and Aaron Price as they compete in the American Bar Association's Arbitration Competition this weekend, November 13th and 14th at Northern Kentucky University. If you see them, please wish them good luck!

Congratulations Samantha, Brandon, Megan and Aaron, and thank you for your hard work this semester.

Four Students Needed to Serve as Bailiffs This Weekend

Several students needed  for the Intrastate Mock Trial competition going on downtown at the Hall of Justice this weekend.

There will be two trials each day.  Opening rounds are Saturday at 9am-12pm and 2-5 p.m. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Sunday at 9a-12pm and 2-5 p.m. 

Anyone who is willing to help out please email Jackie Clowers at jclowers5@gmail.com with the date and time you are willing to help.

We only need one bailiff per trial  This is a good chance for 1Ls to get involved with the Moot Court Board.

Help the Moot Court Board This Upcoming Weekend!

Anybody that is interested in Moot Court; the Intra State Mock Trial team will be holding its competition this weekend at the Hall of Justice in downtown Louisville. The Moot Court Board needs help with bailiffs. If you can come help this Saturday and/or Sunday November 13th and 14th please contact Jackie Clowers. This is a great way to learn more about Mock Trial and Moot Court in general as well as help represent your school in the competition!

Tax Moot Court Sign-ups

 

The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds.  There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards.  The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge.  Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11).  If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374).  You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at stephanie.loper@yahoo.com. 

Tax moot Court Sign-ups in Process

The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds.  There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards.  The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge.  Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11).  If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374).  You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at stephanie.loper@yahoo.com. 

 

Good Luck to the Health Law Moot Court Team

Good luck to Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Eric Lowe, and Sarah Potter as they compete in the Nineteenth Annual Health Law Moot Court Competition this weekend, November 5th and 6th, at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.  If you see them, please wish them the best.  Congratulations Elisabeth, Eric, and Sarah- we're all so proud of you!

National Trial Competition Team Members Announced

Congratulations to Paul Chumbley, Brandon Edwards, Courtney Phelps, and Aaron Price for being selected to compete on the National Trial Team.  The Law School will be hosting the Regional Competition in February.  The coaches want to thank all the students who took the time to tryout, and want to encourage the 2Ls to sign-up again next year!  Everyone did a fantastic job with their openings/closings, and it was a difficult decision.  Congratulations again!

Wechsler Criminal Law Competition Try-outs!

Interested in Criminal Law? Try-out for the Wechsler Criminal Law Competition for a chance to represent UofL in the annual competition in April. 

Tryouts will be held Nov. 17 & 18 in the Allen Courtroom. Applicants should prepare 10 minutes of Oral Arguments based on the U.S. Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Louisiana.

Sign-ups for try-out slots are posted on the Moot Court Board Door. Also, applicants need to submit a resume and writing sample to Jenn Siewertsen (JLSiew02@louisville.edu) by 4:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 12. Email Jenn Siewertsen (jlsiew02@louisville.edu)  if you have any questions.

Congratulations to This Year's Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team Members

Congratulations to Ben Basil, Heather Sidwell and Kristen Staley for being chosen to represent our school as this year's Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team!  The team will compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City in the spring.