Moot Court Board News

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition


Students, are you interested in financial rewards, oral advocacy, or the desire to represent the law school in national moot court competitions? If you answered yes to any of these, then read carefully!

The annual Pirtle-Washer Competition is an opportunity for law students to compete against one another and showcase their oral argument skills. The competition will be judged by local attorneys and judges. Briefs need not be submitted. 

Aside from the great networking and learning opportunity financial rewards are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. The 1st place winner will receive $1000, the 2nd place winner will receive $750, and the 3rd and 4th place winners will each receive $500. 

The first round of the competition will take place on October 22, 2011 at the Jefferson County Hall of Justice. The final round is scheduled for October 28, 2011 in the Allen Court Room at the Law School. 

If you are interested in competing in the Pirtle-Washer Competition please sign up outside the Moot Court Board room or contact Eric Johnson at eljohn10@louisville.edu

There will be an informational meeting in room 175 on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at noon

Student Competitors for ABA Negotiation Competition

If you are interested in representing the Law School on a team in the ABA Negotiation Competition, please send an email to Professor Tony Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu, with the following information, no later than noon on Monday, September 12 (TODAY):

1) Your name and year in school (e.g., 2L, 3L) [Note: 1Ls cannot compete];

2) Why you are interested;

3) Any background you have in negotiation (including whether you have taken or are taking the Negotiation class);

4) Your general schedule availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends; and

5) Your contact information (i.e., email address, cell phone, etc.) so that we can get ahold of you easily and quickly.

The regional competition will be held November 12-13 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Participants will need to be current members in good standing of the American Bar Association and its Law Student Division (as a competitor in this competition, the school will pay for this for you, if you are not already a member), and have a valid passport, as this will involve international travel. This year’s competition will involve negotiating on issues related to real property.

The co-coaches are Professor Mary Jo Gleason and Professor Tony Arnold. Depending on the number of students expressing interest, there may or may not be a tryout. Practices will occur in evenings and on weekends, usually at least twice per week. Last year, we had a team advance to the national competition, and a few years ago, we had a team that won the national competition. Let’s continue our record of success in this competition! If you have any questions, please contact Professor Arnold.

Student Competitors for ABA Negotiation Competition

If you are interested in representing the Law School on a team in the ABA Negotiation Competition, please send an email to Professor Tony Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu, with the following information, no later than noon on Monday, September 12:

1) Your name and year in school (e.g., 2L, 3L) [Note: 1Ls cannot compete];

2) Why you are interested;

3) Any background you have in negotiation (including whether you have taken or are taking the Negotiation class);

4) Your general schedule availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends; and

5) Your contact information (i.e., email address, cell phone, etc.) so that we can get ahold of you easily and quickly.

The regional competition will be held November 12-13 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Participants will need to be current members in good standing of the American Bar Association and its Law Student Division (as a competitor in this competition, the school will pay for this for you, if you are not already a member), and have a valid passport, as this will involve international travel. This year’s competition will involve negotiating on issues related to real property.

The co-coaches are Professor Mary Jo Gleason and Professor Tony Arnold. Depending on the number of students expressing interest, there may or may not be a tryout. Practices will occur in evenings and on weekends, usually at least twice per week. Last year, we had a team advance to the national competition, and a few years ago, we had a team that won the national competition. Let’s continue our record of success in this competition! If you have any questions, please contact Professor Arnold.

Student Competitors for ABA Negotiation Competition

If you are interested in representing the Law School on a team in the ABA Negotiation Competition, please send an email to Professor Tony Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu, with the following information, no later than noon on Monday, September 12:

 

1)      Your name and year in school (e.g., 2L, 3L)  [Note: 1Ls cannot compete];

2)      Why you are interested;

3)      Any background you have in negotiation (including whether you have taken or are taking the Negotiation class);

4)      Your general schedule availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends; and

5)      Your contact information (i.e., email address, cell phone, etc.) so that we can get ahold of you easily and quickly.

 

The regional competition will be held November 12-13 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Participants will need to be current members in good standing of the American Bar Association and its Law Student Division (as a competitor in this competition, the school will pay for this for you, if you are not already a member), and have a valid passport, as this will involve international travel.  This year’s competition will involve negotiating on issues related to real property. 

 

The co-coaches are Professor Mary Jo Gleason and Professor Tony Arnold.  Depending on the number of students expressing interest, there may or may not be a tryout.  Practices will occur in evenings and on weekends, usually at least twice per week.  Last year, we had a team advance to the national competition, and a few years ago, we had a team that won the national competition.  Let’s continue our record of success in this competition!  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Arnold.

MCB Mandatory Meeting - TODAY

MCB's first meeting is TODAY, Wednesday, August 31 in room 175 from 12:10-1:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory.

Sign Ups - National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

National Health Law Sign Ups

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is currently seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

 

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

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!