Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to This Year's Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team Members

Congratulations to Ben Basil, Heather Sidwell and Kristen Staley for being chosen to represent our school as this year's Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team!  The team will compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City in the spring.

The Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Team Selects members!

Congratulations to Marilyn Osborne, Whitney True, Chris Arnold and Richard Williams for making the Trademark Moot Court team!

36th Annual National Trial Competition Tryouts

Tryouts:  October 27 and 28
(Sign-up outside the Moot Court Board Office)

Participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation.  Students selected to compete on the National Trial Team will be more prepared for the courtroom than most second- and third-year associates in litigation firms.  Learn from experienced trial attorneys and polish your trial advocacy skills – objections; opening statements; closing arguments; direct examinations, cross examinations; impeachment; introducing exhibits; refreshing recollection; thinking on your feet; prepping “real” witnesses.  Don’t miss this opportunity.  

This year, for the first time ever, the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law will host one of the 14 Regional Competitions across the country.  The top two winners in each Region will compete in the National Competition in Houston, Texas, April 6-10, 2011.

The School will select two teams (consisting of two or three student attorneys) to compete in the Regional Competition, hosted in Louisville, on February 18-20, 2011.  This year’s Regional Problem will be released November 15.  It will be a criminal problem.  Teams will be selected and notified before Spring Registration begins.

To tryout, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.  The Grubb problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.”   http://www.tyla.org/resources/law-students/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/. The opening or closing should not last longer than 12 minutes.  Please also bring one copy of your resume.

Because the competition is in February, the majority of practices will be held in January and February (twice per week).  A few practices may be scheduled in November and December.  

Students will receive two credit hours for participating in the competition.  Questions?  Contact Kimberly Ballard, or Jared Sawyer, 3L (Room 212).

Trademark moot Court Interest Deadline 10/29!

WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.

Some prior knowledge of Trademark Law is highly preferred, though not required. There is no guarantee to travel to Oxford.  The team will write and submit a brief to the Competition Committee, who will choose the top 20 submissions that will be invited to Oxford. 

The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PROVIDE A STATEMENT OF INTEREST (maximum 2 pages) PROVIDING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE TO PROFESSOR CROSS at john.cross@louisville.edu 
THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST IS DUE BY OCTOBER 29, 2010

Sports Law Moot Court Team Tryouts

The Sports Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 28th.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and writing sample to Professor Moorman  by Oct. 27th.  The writing sample and letter of interest should be sent to Whitney True at whitney.true@louisville.edu.

Securities Moot Court Competitors Selected

Professor Warren is proud to announce the selection of UofL's representatives in the 2011 Kaufman Memorial Securities Moot Court Competition: Jennifer Monarch and Marlow Riedling.

The competitors will be traveling to New York City in March of 2011 to compete against schools from around the country. Congratulations Jennifer and Marlow!

Phelps Wins Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

Congratulations to Courtney Phelps, winner of the 2010 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition! He and Marilyn Osborn Patterson advanced from the semifinal rounds to compete in the final.

Ben Basil, VP for Internal Affairs of the Moot Court Board, organized the competition; Aaron Dyke and Jared Sawyer were bailiffs; and Karen Jordan served as the faculty advisor.

The pairings for the Semi-Finals were as follows:

  • Whitney True, Appellant v. Courtney Phelps, Appellee
  • Thomas Stevens, Appellant v. Marilyn Osborn, Appellee
SEMI-FINAL ROUND JUDGES
FINAL ROUND JUDGES
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Sports Law Moot Court Deadline for Interest Extended to 10/27!

The Sports Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 28th.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and writing sample to Professor Moorman  by Oct. 27th.  The writing sample and letter of interest should be sent to Whitney True at whitney.true@louisville.edu.

Oxford International Intellectual Property Competition

WANT THE POSSIBILITY TO COMPETE AT OXFORD?

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre is hosting it’s annual Trademark Law Moot Court Competition March 18 & 19, 2011.

Some prior knowledge of Trademark Law is highly preferred, though not required. There is no guarantee to travel to Oxford.  The team will write and submit a brief to the Competition Committee, who will choose the top 20 submissions that will be invited to Oxford. 

The brief will be worth 1 credit hour, if the team is chosen the authors will receive 2 credit hours (1 for the brief and 1 for the argument portion).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PROVIDE A STATEMENT OF INTEREST (maximum 2 pages) PROVIDING WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO PARTICIPATE TO PROFESSOR CROSS at john.cross@louisville.edu 
THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST IS DUE BY OCTOBER 29, 2010

Pirtle-Washer Final Rounds

The Moot Court Board would like to thank all the competitors who made the preliminary rounds of the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition a success.The Semi-Final and Final Rounds will take place this Friday, October 22nd in the Allen Courtroom. All students and faculty are invited to attend.

The pairings for the Semi-Finals are as follows:

9:00 am –   Whitney True, Appellant v. Courtney Phelps, Appellee

10:30 am – Thomas Stevens, Appellant v. Marilyn Osborn, Appellee

The winners of the two Semi-Final Rounds will face each other in the Final Round of the competition at 1:00 pm in the Allen Courtroom.

The judges for the Semi-Final and Final Rounds include: Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, KY Supreme Court; Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer, United States District Court; Chief Circuit Judge Charles R. HIckman, Kentucky Circuit Court; Judges Denise Clayton and Thomas Wine, KY Court of Appeals; and Judges Ann Bailey Smith, Katie King, and Angela McCormick Bisig, Jefferson District Court.