Moot Court Board News
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.
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.