Moot Court Board News
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)
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.
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 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.
Application information will be available April 4th.If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Monarch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, they competed very hard and impressed the judges in the preliminary rounds with their poise, strong oratory ability, and broad knowledge of the competition's complicated subject matter.
The Brandeis School of Law is proud of Marlow and Jennifer!
Any interested 1L may sign up now for the 1st Year Oral Advocacy Competition, held April 4-8th in the Law School. This is a great opportunity to practice your advocacy skills, argue in front of practicing attorneys and judges, and win cash prizes!!
A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door. The deadline for signing up is Thursday March 31st at 5:00 pm.
Direct any questions to Brian Bennett, Andrew Swafford, Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, or Josh Porter.
Professor Warren is proud to announce that Jennifer Monarch and Marlow Riedling will be leaving this Thursday, March 24, 2011, to compete in the Thirty-Sixth Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City.
The Kaufman Competition is the national contest for securities law moot court teams from around the country. The Competition offers teams the opportunity to test appellate advocacy skills before leading jurists, securities regulators, academics, and practitioners.
The preliminary and quarterfinal rounds will be held on March 25-26, with the semifinal and final rounds held on March 27. The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law wishes Jennifer and Marlow luck as they proudly represent our school and legal community.
Congrats to the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Team who competed this weekend!
Chris Arnold and Richard Williams had two very strong oral arguments and were complemented on their command of the case law and effective use of analogy.
Marilyn Osborn and Whitney True received the award for "Best Brief," and were awarded the "Best Overall" team score. Marilyn and Whitney will be moving on to the national rounds at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on March 26th. They were coached by Mr. Jack Wheat of Stites and Harbison.
semi-final round by placing 2nd out of twelve teams in the morning round of the Client Counseling Competition this past weekend in Vermillion, South Dakota! Thank you both for your hard work and effort in representing the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.