Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to the Newest MCB Members

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate its newest members:

Chris Arnold, Carly Baize, Lauren Claycomb, David Erhart, Jacob Ford, Ashley Haile, Denise Hall, Paige Hamby, Brittany Hampton, Richard Hinton, Doug Keil, Cassie Kennedy, Pete Lay, Jennie Lynch, Alice Lyon, Lucas Markushewski, Eddie O'Brien, Brian O’Connor, Courtney Pawley, Alston Peek, Kaitlyn Potzick, Zac Richards, Emily Sloan, Josh Waldrop, and Krista Willike

The MCB looks forward to another successful year with our newest additions!

 

National Moot Court Team Members

Congratualtions to the members of the 2011 National Moot Court Team!

 

    Samantha Constantine

    Paige Hamby

    Stephanie Carr

    Brittany Hampton

 

Prof. Marcosson said he had a very difficult decision to make between all of the highly qualified candidates.  Please join the Moot Court Board in congratulating those selected, and thank you to all who tried out.

Moot Court Board Currently Accepting Applications for the 2011 - 2012 Year

MCB is a Recognized Student Organization that plans and manages external and internal moot court, mock trial, and professional skills competitions at the Brandeis School of Law. 

The MCB application process requires students to submit an application, resume, and complete an interview.  Applications and resumes are due Friday, April 15 at 1:00 PMThe MCB application is available outside the MCB office. 

Turn your application and resume in by placing it in the envelope outside the MCB office.  Sign-up for a time to interview on either Monday, April 18 or Tuesday, April 19 when you turn in your materials.  Membership decisions will be made by Friday, April 22. 

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

National Moot Court Try-outs

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 jrport10@louisville.edu.

National Moot Court Team Sign-ups End April 13th!

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 jrport10@louisville.edu.

Compete in the Health Law Moot Court Competition

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 jennifer.monarch@gmail.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 jennifer.monarch@gmail.com

Wechsler Moot Court Team Advances to Semi-Finals

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!

Arbitration Moot Court Competition

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.

 

Trademark Team Takes National Championship!

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)

2011 -2012 Moot Court Board Selected

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.