Moot Court Board News

Phelps Wins Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

Congratulations to Courtney Phelps, winner of the 2010 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition! He and Marilyn Osborn Patterson advanced from the semifinal rounds to compete in the final.

Ben Basil, VP for Internal Affairs of the Moot Court Board, organized the competition; Aaron Dyke and Jared Sawyer were bailiffs; and Karen Jordan served as the faculty advisor.

The pairings for the Semi-Finals were as follows:

  • Whitney True, Appellant v. Courtney Phelps, Appellee
  • Thomas Stevens, Appellant v. Marilyn Osborn, Appellee
SEMI-FINAL ROUND JUDGES
FINAL ROUND JUDGES
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Sports Law Moot Court Deadline for Interest Extended to 10/27!

The Sports Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 28th.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and writing sample to Professor Moorman  by Oct. 27th.  The writing sample and letter of interest should be sent to Whitney True at whitney.true@louisville.edu.

Oxford International Intellectual Property Competition

WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.

Some prior knowledge of Trademark Law is highly preferred, though not required. There is no guarantee to travel to Oxford.  The team will write and submit a brief to the Competition Committee, who will choose the top 20 submissions that will be invited to Oxford. 

The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PROVIDE A STATEMENT OF INTEREST (maximum 2 pages) PROVIDING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE TO PROFESSOR CROSS at john.cross@louisville.edu 
THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST IS DUE BY OCTOBER 29, 2010

Pirtle-Washer Final Rounds

The Moot Court Board would like to thank all the competitors who made the preliminary rounds of the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition a success.The Semi-Final and Final Rounds will take place this Friday, October 22nd in the Allen Courtroom. All students and faculty are invited to attend.

The pairings for the Semi-Finals are as follows:

9:00 am –   Whitney True, Appellant v. Courtney Phelps, Appellee

10:30 am – Thomas Stevens, Appellant v. Marilyn Osborn, Appellee

The winners of the two Semi-Final Rounds will face each other in the Final Round of the competition at 1:00 pm in the Allen Courtroom.

The judges for the Semi-Final and Final Rounds include: Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, KY Supreme Court; Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer, United States District Court; Chief Circuit Judge Charles R. HIckman, Kentucky Circuit Court; Judges Denise Clayton and Thomas Wine, KY Court of Appeals; and Judges Ann Bailey Smith, Katie King, and Angela McCormick Bisig, Jefferson District Court.

Trademark Law Moot Court Needs you!

WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.

Some prior knowledge of Trademark Law is highly preferred, though not required. There is no guarantee to travel to Oxford.  The team will write and submit a brief to the Competition Committee, who will choose the top 20 submissions that will be invited to Oxford. 

The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PROVIDE A STATEMENT OF INTEREST (maximum 2 pages) PROVIDING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE TO PROFESSOR CROSS at john.cross@louisville.edu 
THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST IS DUE BY OCTOBER 29, 2010

Sports Law Moot Court Team Holding Try-outs

The Sports Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 28th.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and writing sample to Professor Moorman  by Oct. 25th.  The writing sample and letter of interest should be sent to Whitney True at whitney.true@louisville.edu.

Trademark Law Moot Court Team Needs YOU!

WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.

Some prior knowledge of Trademark Law is highly preferred, though not required. There is no guarantee to travel to Oxford.  The team will write and submit a brief to the Competition Committee, who will choose the top 20 submissions that will be invited to Oxford. 

The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PROVIDE A STATEMENT OF INTEREST (maximum 2 pages) PROVIDING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE TO PROFESSOR CROSS at john.cross@louisville.edu THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST IS DUE BY OCTOBER 29, 2010

Negotiation Team Selects Competitors!

Congratulations to John Gilliam, Jeffrey Hall, Nicole Crump, Ryan Goode and Fernando Valdizan (alternate) for being selected to represent UofL in the 2010 ABA Negotiation Competition, on November 13, in Detroit - MI!

Labor and Employment Law Moot Conducting Sign-ups!

Individuals interested in trying out for the Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team can sign up on the Moot Court Board now.  
Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21.  Next to the sign up sheet, there is an information sheet for applicants to fill out and return to the folder. 
Applicants should prepare a 10-12 minute oral argument on City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S. Ct. 2619 (U.S. 2010) for the try-outs and be prepared to argue either side of the case. 
The deadline for signing up for a try-out is 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18.  Any questions can be directed to Andrea Fagan at andrea.fagan@louisville.edu

National Environment Law Moot Court Competition--DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

The Twenty-third Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) will be held Thursday, February 24, through Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Pace Law School, White Plains, New York.  Past problems have covered topics that varied from sunken treasure to recycled iPhones.  The team for this competition will consist of three individuals who will compose a brief addressing an issue of environmental law.  The team will then travel to White Plains to compete in February by arguing all three sides of the issue.  This year’s problem will be released on October 4, 2010.  The brief will be due on November 29, 2010.  More information about the competition is available at www.law.pace.edu/NELMCC/.  While experience with environmental law or administrative law would be helpful, it is certainly not necessary.  The coaches for this year’s competition are Algeria Ford and Brian Pollock.  If you are interested in being a part of the team, please send the following information to Brian Pollock via email (bpmoving@yahoo.com):

1. Brief Statement of Interest in Environmental Law and/or moot court competition (150 words or less).
2. Resume
3. Writing Sample (5 pages or less) - You may select a larger sample of work to send, but please indicate the 5 pages which you would like to be most fully considered.

The extended deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 12.  Interested individuals will be contacted for a brief interview.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Brian Pollock at bpmoving@yahoo.com.