Moot Court Board News

Pirtle Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

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.

Negotiation Competition Seeking Competitors

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 tony.arnold@louisville.edu, 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 iara.montoro@louisville.edu.

Client Counseling Team Tryouts

Tryout for the ABA Client Counseling Competition!


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
les.abramson@louisville.edu or Lani Burt at laniburt@insightbb.com.

Moot Court Board members invited to a special session with Justice Cunningham

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham will be the Law School's judge-in-residence on Monday, August 23.  Justice Cunningham will conduct a community-wide forum from 11:45 to 12:30. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to that forum.  Dean Chen has allotted 20 minutes (12:35-12:55) after the forum for moot court participants to meet with Justice Cunningham to get advice on excelling in moot court competitions and oral advocacy in general.  Members, please make every effort to attend. Email Marilyn Osborn if you will be attending.

 

Moot Court Board Mandatory Meeting

The Moot Court Board will be meeting on Thursday August 26, 2010 at 11:40 a.m. in room 175 to review facilitator expectations and to select preferences for which competitions to facilitate.  See you all there!

Health Law Moot Court Team Soliciting Interest Now

The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that selection of a team for the fall 2010 Health Law Moot Court Competition will take place during May and June.  At this time, we are soliciting names of students who may be interested in the Competition.

 

The problem for the Competition could involve any aspect of health law and/or procedural issues that may arise during litigation involving health law issues.  The problem generally arrives in early August, and the due date for the brief ordinarily is in late September or early October.  The Competition will be held November 5-6, 2010, at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale Illinois.

 

If you may be interested in being a team member and want to receive more detailed information about the Competition and the application/selection process, please send an email message to Marlow Riedling (mpried01@louisville.edu) by Friday April 30th, including your name and an email address that you will be checking regularly throughout May.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Health Law Moot Court Competition Soliciting Interest

 The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that selection of a team for the fall 2010 Health Law Moot Court Competition will take place during May and June.  At this time, we are soliciting names of students who may be interested in the Competition.

The problem for the Competition could involve any aspect of health law and/or procedural issues that may arise during litigation involving health law issues.  The problem generally arrives in early August, and the due date for the brief ordinarily is in late September or early October.  The Competition will be held November 5-6, 2010, at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale Illinois.

If you may be interested in being a team member and want to receive more detailed information about the Competition and the application/selection process, please send an email message to Marlow Riedling (mpried01@louisville.edu) by Friday April 30th, including your name and an email address that you will be checking regularly throughout May.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

2010 - 2011 Moot Court Board Members Selected

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate the following individuals who were selected as members for the forthcoming year:

Marlow Riedling

Liam Felsen

Lani Burt

Elisabeth Fitzpatrick

Todd Garland

Thomas Stevens

Tyler Fleck

Amanda Prager

Nancy Vinsel

Kristie Wetterer

Sarah Clay

Eric Johnson

Jennifer Siewertsen

Whitney Englert

Andrea Fagan

Sarah Potter

Alex White

Meg Stewart

Jackie Clowers

Joshua Porter

Megan Cleveland

Stephanie Loper

Nathan Fort

Holly Hudelson

Teresa Kenyon

Iara Montoro

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

Josh Porter Wins the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition

The Moot Court Board congratulates Josh Porter for winning the second annual First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition.  Mr. Porter defeated Jenn Seiwertsen in the finals. Special thanks go to Chief Judge Sara Combs, Judge Tom Wine, and Judge Fred Cowan for judging the finals.

Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team

Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team on their performance in Vienna!  

Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, during each of its four rounds, the team, composed of Elisabeth Luff and Andrea Fagan, was praised for its understanding of the case and issues, the thoroughness of its research, its presentation skills, and its ability to handle the toughest questions.

Great job representing the school internationally!