Moot Court Board News

National Trial Team

The Moot Court Board would like to wish the Law School's National Mock Trial Team good luck during their regional competition this weekend at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The team is comprised of Brian Bennett, Algeria Ford, Aaron Price, Andrew Henson, and Erin Bravo

The team would like to thank the following students for serving as witnesses during their practices:  Heend Sheth, Robert May, Sarah Clay, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Amanda Prager, Chris Lamb, Kristina Wetterer, Catherine Barnes, Vince Kline, Eric Johnson, Timothy Chon, Brad Corbin, Amber Gratz, Lize Goykhberg, Claire Rogers, Sarah Potter, Haylee Ralston, and Todd Garland. The coaches are Rob Riley and Kimberly Ballard. 

Good luck!

 

Sports Law Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board would like to wish good luck to the Sports Law Moot Court Team.  The team consists of Whitney True and Jennifer Ward and is being coached by Professor Anita Moorman.  The team will be traveling to New Orleans, LA, to compete at Tulane Law School.  Best of luck!

Congratulations to the Criminal Law Moot Court Team

Congratulations to Molly Mattingly and Ian Richetti for being selected to represent U of L at the Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.  The team is coached by Ted Shouse and David Harshaw and will compete in late March in Buffalo, New York.  Louisville won back-to-back national championships in 1999 and 2000.

Congratulations to the Arbitration Moot Court Team!

Our arbitration team, Lily Chan, Jamie Izlar, Brandon Edwards, and Samantha Thomas, competed in the ABA Student Division National Arbitration Competition regionals at Creighton University School of Law.  
 
Samantha and Brandon competed twice against Chapman. Chapman is known nationally for the competitiveness of its arbitration teams, and one of its teams won the nationals in the arbitration competition last year.  True to their reputation, these teams ranked first and second after the first two rounds, and Samantha and Brandon held their own against them.  Here are some of the comments Samantha and Brandon received.  Brandon did a “good job arguing [his] position” at the outset of the opening and “bringing out the facts of” his witness’s position with a “good organized direct.” Samantha did a good job in her closing “arguing [her] perspective” and using a “good theme.”  She also “asked good questions” and “addressed some problems with the case head-on” and made her witness “real and sensitive” on direct examination.  
 
Lily and Jamie competed in the second round.  They performed very well, and one of the three arbitrators voted for them.  Jamie was praised for her good delivery, for knowing the record well, for organizing her opening and direct well, and for her leading technique on cross.  Lily was praised by one arbitrator for “a very good summation,” “very good direct questions,” and a “good job” on cross examination.  One arbitrator provided each of them with a score of “superior” for the category of professional and ethical presentations. 

Good luck to the National Moot Court Team!

The Moot Court Board wishes luck to our National Moot Court team this weekend as they travel to Richmond, Virginia, to argue at the 4th Circuit.  Ben Basil and Barry Dunn will face Duke and Wake Forest in the preliminary rounds.  Michael Gray and Marty Pohl will face West Virginia and Elon.  The team is coached by Professor Sam Marcosson.

This year's issues are 1) whether imposing a life without parole sentence on a juvenile convicted of a non-homicide crime constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, and 2) what is the proper standard to apply for a motion for change of venuedue to pre-trial publicity.

Congratulations to the members of the Immigration Law Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to the members of the Immigration Law Moot Court Team! The Moot Court Board wishes them great success as they represent the law school at NYU’s Immigration Law Moot Court Competition in                   Greenwich Village, New York on February 19-21, 2010. The team is coached by Professor Enid F. Trucios- Haynes.
                                                                 
                                                                 The three students are:
                                                                      Rachel Carmona
                                                                        Duffy Trager
                                                                       Maria Mourad                                                                                                                 

Thank you to all students who showed interest in immigration law and tried out for the Immigration Law Moot Court Team!

Kentucky Interstate Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to the Mock Trial team for making it to the final round of the Kentucky Interstate Mock Trial Competition! They lost a very close decision to UK in the last round. Further congratulations are in order for Cameron Griffith and Heend Sheeth who both tied for Best Advocate awards. Additional team members include: Sandra Moon, Marlow Riedling, Brant Sloan, Phillip Lawson, Matthew Russell, and Ashley Wiggins. The event took place in Covington on November 13-14.

Congratulations to the 2009-10 Immigration Law Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to the members of the Immigration Law Moot Court Team! The Moot Court Board wishes them great success as they represent the law school at NYU’s Immigration Law Moot Court Competition in Greenwich Village, New York on February 19-21, 2010. The team is coached by Professor Enid F. Trucios- Haynes.
                                                                 
                                                                 The three students are:
                                                                      Rachel Carmona
                                                                        Duffy Trager
                                                                       Maria Mourad                                                                                                                 

Thank you to all students who showed interest in immigration law and tried out for the Immigration Law Moot Court Team!

MOOT COURT ARBITRATION TEAM COMPETES THIS WEEKEND IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA

Please join us in encouraging Lily Chan, Brandon Edwards, Jamie Izlar, and Samantha Thomas as they travel to Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend to represent our school at the ABA Law School Division Arbitration Competition.
Good Luck Team!

Criminal Law Moot Court Tryouts

The Twelfth Annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court
Competition will be hosted by the SUNY— Buffalo Law School on Saturday,
March 27, 2010. A team from the University of Louisville won the
competition in 1999 and 2000 and we are hoping to bring the title back
to the law school!

Those interested in trying out should submit their resume and a writing
sample of no more than 10 pages to Lauren Bean at
lebean01@louisville.edu by Friday, November 13, at 12 p.m.  These
documents must be in a single .pdf file.

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 4-7 p.m. in the
Allen Courtroom. Sign-ups are on the Moot Court Board Office door.

Competitors must argue State v. Kennedy, 957 So.2d 757 (La. 2007), to
the United States Supreme Court.  Oral arguments are limited to 10
minutes and competitors may pick either side.

For questions about try outs, please contact David Haney at
dlhane03@louisville.edu or Lauren Bean.
For more information about the competition, please go to
http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bcls/