Moot Court Board News

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Kevin Pride, and Matt Kinney for making the Client Counseling Competition Team.  Thank you to everyone who tried out this year. 

Interest Meeting for Sports Law Moot Court Competition

Interested in Sports Law and representing UofL in New Orleans during Mardi Gras? Any 2L, 3L, or 4L can now sign-up for the Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational Moot Court Competition, held February 15-17 in New Orleans. The team’s coaches are Professors Anita Moorman and Shelly Santry.


There is a sign up sheet on the Moot Court Board door.  Please provide your name and email address.  Tryouts will consist of competitors doing an oral argument based on an assigned problem.  There will be an interest meeting TODAY, Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm in room 075.  The deadline for signups is Thursday, October 20 at 5:00 pm.


Currently, only one team of two or three members will be selected for this competition. Direct any questions to Jackie Clowers at

MCB Happenings

Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions


1. Patent Law - Friday, October 14th. 

2. Immigration Law -  Monday, October 17th @ noon.

3. National Trial - Monday, October 17th @ noon.

4. Securities Law - Wednesday, October 19th @ 5pm. 

5. Tax Law - Friday, October 21st.

6. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1st.


For further information, please visit

Sign-Ups for the National Trial Competition

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and would like to participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation, now is the time to sign-up! The Regional Competition will take place in Michigan at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in February 2012. The top two winners in each Region will compete in the National Competition in Austin, Texas, March 21-24, 2012.

The School will select two teams (consisting of two or three student attorneys) to compete in the Regional Competition in February 2012. This year’s Regional Problem will be released mid-November. It will be a civil problem. Participants may earn up to 2.0 hours of academic credit.

Please sign up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board door. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 18th. Please bring one copy of your resume to the tryout. In addition, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – Krista Chaona Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Company.

The Harbour problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.” To access Krista Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Ins. Co.:

1. Go to:
2. Scroll down to and click on “National Trial Competition – Past Archive Problem”
3. Select “Krista Chaona Harbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Company”

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Harvey ( or Dean Ballard (

Sign-Ups for Patent Law Moot Court Competition

Any interested 2L, 3L, or  4L may sign up now for the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, held in March 2012 in Houston, TX.  The team’s coaches are Professor Lars Smith, Mr. Kevin Duncan of Valenti Hanely & Robinson, PLLC, and Mr. Jeffery Haeberlin of Stites & Harbison PLLC.

To sign up, please send an email to the competition facilitator, Lani Burt, at containing the following items in pdf format:

1. Resume
2. 1 page statement of interest
3. Writing sample

The deadline for submission of these items is Friday, October 14th.  The coaches will review the submissions and, if necessary, conduct interviews the following week to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition from each school.

Please direct any questions to Lani Burt. 


The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the selection of the following students to serve on this year's Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial team:

Brian Smith
Tyler Fleck
Sharon Wright
Chris Moncrief
Shawn Spalding
Thomas Stevens
Jamie Jackson
Nathan Batey

Congratulations to these students and thanks to everyone who tried out for the team.

Sign-Ups for Tax Moot Court Competition

Attention 2L, 3L, and 4L students: If you are interested in tax law, consider signing up for The National Tax Moot Court Competition. This year’s competition will be held February 2-4, 2012, in Sand Key, Florida. The UofL team will consist of 3 students, to be coached by Professor Lay.

To demonstrate your interest, email competition facilitator Richard Hinton ( a writing sample and a brief statement of interest (including previous tax law experience, though this is not a requirement to be considered for the competition) by Friday, October 21, 2011. Tryouts will take place the following week.

Sign-Ups for Securities Law Moot Court Competition

Interested in Securities Law and representing UofL in New York City? Any 2L, 3L, or 4L can now sign-up for the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, held March 23-25 in New York City. The team’s coach is Professor Manning G. Warren, III.

To sign up, send an e-mail to Pete Lay at to request a copy of the tryout problem for this year's Securities Law Moot Court Team. After receiving the problem, please right a response to the problem (1-2 pages, single spaced) and e-mail the following to Pete Lay:

1. Resume
2. Your response to the tryout problem

The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled for the following week for all applicants.

Currently, only one team of two members will be selected for this competition. Direct any questions to Pete Lay.


Congrats to Christopher Arnold, Sean O'Tormey, Richard Schabowsky, and Richard Williams for making the Trademark Moot Court Competition Team.  Thank you for making the time to represent Brandeis School of Law!

Pirtle-Washer Agreement to Compete

For students interested in participating in Pirtle-Washer, the Agreement to Compete and Waiver and Release forms are due by noon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4, 2011. If you wish to participate in the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition please fill out and return the forms to the Moot Court Board office or email Eric Johnson at