Moot Court Board News


The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the selection of the following students to serve on this year's Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial team:

Brian Smith
Tyler Fleck
Sharon Wright
Chris Moncrief
Shawn Spalding
Thomas Stevens
Jamie Jackson
Nathan Batey

Congratulations to these students and thanks to everyone who tried out for the team.

Sign-Ups for Tax Moot Court Competition

Attention 2L, 3L, and 4L students: If you are interested in tax law, consider signing up for The National Tax Moot Court Competition. This year’s competition will be held February 2-4, 2012, in Sand Key, Florida. The UofL team will consist of 3 students, to be coached by Professor Lay.

To demonstrate your interest, email competition facilitator Richard Hinton ( a writing sample and a brief statement of interest (including previous tax law experience, though this is not a requirement to be considered for the competition) by Friday, October 21, 2011. Tryouts will take place the following week.

Sign-Ups for Securities Law Moot Court Competition

Interested in Securities Law and representing UofL in New York City? Any 2L, 3L, or 4L can now sign-up for the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, held March 23-25 in New York City. The team’s coach is Professor Manning G. Warren, III.

To sign up, send an e-mail to Pete Lay at to request a copy of the tryout problem for this year's Securities Law Moot Court Team. After receiving the problem, please right a response to the problem (1-2 pages, single spaced) and e-mail the following to Pete Lay:

1. Resume
2. Your response to the tryout problem

The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled for the following week for all applicants.

Currently, only one team of two members will be selected for this competition. Direct any questions to Pete Lay.


Congrats to Christopher Arnold, Sean O'Tormey, Richard Schabowsky, and Richard Williams for making the Trademark Moot Court Competition Team.  Thank you for making the time to represent Brandeis School of Law!

Pirtle-Washer Agreement to Compete

For students interested in participating in Pirtle-Washer, the Agreement to Compete and Waiver and Release forms are due by noon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4, 2011. If you wish to participate in the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition please fill out and return the forms to the Moot Court Board office or email Eric Johnson at


Congratulations to Sarah Potter, Carli Ashe Clowers, Jackie Clowers, and Jillian Smith for making the team for ABA Negotiation Competition.  Good luck with preparations!

Sign-Ups for Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition

Interested in energy law and in sustainable energy production? If so, 2L, 3L, or 4L students are encouraged to sign-up for the 2012 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. This competition will take place March 15-17, 2012, at West Virginia University's College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. Cash awards will be presented to the winning competitors, and it will be great opportunity to meet other law students interested in energy sustainability as well as industry professional and government regulators. The team is coached by Professor Tom FitzGerald and local environmental law attorney, Randy Strobo.

To sign up, please email a resume, a statement of interest (1 page), and a writing sample (maximum 25 pages) to Brian O'Connor at A team will be chosen based on these three items. The deadline to sign up for this competition is November 1, 2011.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Brian O'Connor.

Sign-Ups for Immigration Law Moot Court Competition

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and would like to represent UofL in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition in New York City, February 24-26, 2012, now is the time to apply. Please submit the following information to the Moot Court Board office by noon on October 17:

1. Resume
2. Unofficial transcript
3. A writing sample
4. A statement of interest including any past experience in immigration law (past experience is not a requirement)

Coach Prof. Trucios-Haynes will conduct interviews the week of October 24.

UofL has been very successful in this competition. The 2010 team won the competition and the 2008 team had best brief and argued in the finals. Please direct any questions to Jennie Lynch,

Pirtle Washer Deadline TODAY

The last day to sign up for Pirtle-Washer competition is TODAY, Thursday, September 29 at noon! To sign up, sign the sheet outside the Moot Court Board or email Eric Johnson at

For additional details about the competition, please visit

MCB Happenings

Animal Law Moot Court
To sign-up, please email Paige Hamby at Include a resume, writing sample, and a statement of interest in the email (maximum 1 page).  The deadline for expressing your interest is TODAY, Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Pirtle-Washer Competition
The last day to sign up for Pirtle-Washer is Thursday, September 29 at noon!  To sign up, sign sheet outside the Moot Court Board or email Eric Johnson a at

Intrastate Mock Trial
All students interested in applying should contact Eddie O’BrieN at and provide a copy of your resume and a writing sample (preferably your first-year appellate brief or a substantial equivalent). The deadline to apply is Friday, September 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. 

For additional details of each competition, please visit