Moot Court Board News
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org):
1. Brief Statement of Interest in Environmental Law and/or moot court competition (150 words or less).
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.
Deadline for applications is Friday, October 1, 2010. Interested individuals will be contacted for a brief interview. If you have any additional questions, please contact Brian Pollock at email@example.com.
Tax Law Moot Court
Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up for the Tax Law Moot Court Competition, held March 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.
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.
Tryouts will be held once the topic is selected. If you are interested in trying out, please sign up by sending an e-mail to the Tax Law Moot Court facilitator, Stephanie Loper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 24th
Final Informational Meeting Thursday, September 23 in Room 175 at 12:10
The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills. This competition is open to all 2L, 3L, and 4L University of Louisville Law Students. The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials. The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday, October 16th and the Finals will be on Friday, October 22nd. If interested please sign up on the Moot Court Board door by Friday, September 24th at Noon and attend the informational meeting in room 175 at 12:10 pm on Thursday, September 23rd.
Any 2L, 3L, or 4L who would like to be considered for the ABA Negotiation Competition Team must send an email to Associate Dean Arnold, co-coach, at email@example.com, no later than September 22, with: 1) the student's name; 2) why he/she wants to be on the U of L ABA Negotiation Team; 3) the student's background in negotiations; 4) the student's availability for practices; and 5) contact information for the student. Selections will be made after September 22 by co-coaches Tony Arnold and Mary Jo Gleason. The regional rounds of the ABA Negotiation Competition will be November 13 and 14 in East Lansing, MI. In recent years, a team from U of L won the national competition, and we hope to continue our success in this competition this year. Please direct any questions to Iara Montoro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating the following individuals for being selected to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the Intrastate Mock Trial Team Competition:
An informational meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at 12:15pm in room 177.
Come meet the facilitator and learn about the competition and requirements to apply for a spot on the team!
The Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition is an annual event between Chase Law School, UK College of Law, and Brandeis School of Law. Each school hosts the competition every third year, and this year it's our turn. With winning comes bragging rights for the next year, but participation provides so much more. Mock Trial involves preparing openings, closings, directs, crosses - in other words, it's an actual trial (not like the 1L oral arguments). This is one of the few opportunities you will have as a student to really practice and integrate the skills necessary to conduct a trial. Not only will your participation in this competition give you an edge over your competition in today*s competitive job market, you will receive academic credit AND you will learn the Rules of Evidence backwards and forwards. We invite all 2Ls and 3Ls interested in building vital skills to participate.
1) Dates for the competition: Nov. 13th & 14th (the weekend after the MPRE);
2) Students must either be enrolled in or have already taken evidence;
3) Tryouts will be during the day, from 12-2 PM on September 10, 15 and 17 and also from 9-11 AM on September 16. Sign-up lists are posted on the MCB door.
4) Email Heend Sheth a resume with "Mock Trial" in the subject line and prepare a three to six minute opening statement based on the attached Mock Trial problem to deliver at your tryout. The try out problem is long (44 pages); PLEASE don't create an in depth opening. Just read the statement of facts (1 page) and 1 or 2 witness depositions (a few pages each) and create a "light" opening.
5) Practices will take place twice a week (one during the day on a weekday and another on the weekend) at the law school.
The ABA Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which you, acting as a team of two attorneys, are presented with a typical client matter. The competition will be held either February 12, 2011 or February 19, 2011. This year’s topic is Professional Responsibility.
Tryouts will be held Friday, September 24 starting at 2:30pm in Washer Lounge. You must sign up as a two member team. Due to the topic for this year’s competition, it is strongly recommended that each member of a team has either taken or is currently enrolled in Professional Responsibility.
The sign up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Office Door. There is also a folder containing a statement to prepare your team for the tryout.
If you have any questions about this competition or the tryouts please contact Professor Abramson at email@example.com or Lani Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 2L's, 3L's and 4L's
Informational Meetings Wednesday, September 15th and Thursday, September 23 in Room 175 at 12:10
The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills. This competition is open to all 2L, 3L, and 4L University of Louisville Law Students. The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials. The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday, October 16th and the Finals will be on Friday, October 22nd. If interested please sign up on the Moot Court Board door and attend an informational meeting in room 175 at 12:10 pm on 9/15 or 9/23.