Moot Court Board News

Labor and Employment Law Moot Conducting Sign-ups!

Individuals interested in trying out for the Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team can sign up on the Moot Court Board now.  
Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21.  Next to the sign up sheet, there is an information sheet for applicants to fill out and return to the folder. 
Applicants should prepare a 10-12 minute oral argument on City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S. Ct. 2619 (U.S. 2010) for the try-outs and be prepared to argue either side of the case. 
The deadline for signing up for a try-out is 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18.  Any questions can be directed to Andrea Fagan at andrea.fagan@louisville.edu

National Environment Law Moot Court Competition--DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

The Twenty-third Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) will be held Thursday, February 24, through Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Pace Law School, White Plains, New York.  Past problems have covered topics that varied from sunken treasure to recycled iPhones.  The team for this competition will consist of three individuals who will compose a brief addressing an issue of environmental law.  The team will then travel to White Plains to compete in February by arguing all three sides of the issue.  This year’s problem will be released on October 4, 2010.  The brief will be due on November 29, 2010.  More information about the competition is available at www.law.pace.edu/NELMCC/.  While experience with environmental law or administrative law would be helpful, it is certainly not necessary.  The coaches for this year’s competition are Algeria Ford and Brian Pollock.  If you are interested in being a part of the team, please send the following information to Brian Pollock via email (bpmoving@yahoo.com):

1. Brief Statement of Interest in Environmental Law and/or moot court competition (150 words or less).
2. Resume
3. Writing Sample (5 pages or less) - You may select a larger sample of work to send, but please indicate the 5 pages which you would like to be most fully considered.

The extended deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 12.  Interested individuals will be contacted for a brief interview.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Brian Pollock at bpmoving@yahoo.com.

Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Deadline Today

TODAY is the DEADLINE to express interest in  participating in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition and competing in Atlanta on February 12, 2011! Any interested student will need to prepare a four page, double spaced memorandum, based on the try-out problem prompt and then, depending on the number of completed memorandums, prepare a short oral argument.

The deadline to sign up to receive the try-out problem is TODAY, Wednesday, October 6. To sign up, email Teresa Kenyon, Trademark Moot Court Competition Facilitator, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu. The problem will be available on Wednesday, October 6 and will be sent via email. The memorandum will be due by Monday, October 11. If necessary, oral arguments will be on October 11, 12 or 13. The team members will be announced shortly thereafter.

Interested students should direct any questions to Teresa Kenyon, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu

Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition Seeking Competitors

Calling all individuals interested in participating in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition and competing in Atlanta on February 12, 2011! Any interested student will need to prepare a four page, double spaced memorandum, based on the try-out problem prompt and then prepare a short oral argument.

The deadline to sign up to receive the try-out problem will be Wednesday, October 6. To sign up, email Teresa Kenyon, Trademark Moot Court Competition Facilitator, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu. The problem will be available on Wednesday, October 6 and will be sent to you via email. The memorandum will be due by Monday, October 11. Oral arguments will be on October 11, 12 or 13. The team members will be announced shortly thereafter.

Interested students should direct any questions to Teresa Kenyon, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu

Client Counseling Team Members Selected!

Congratulations to Brittany McKenna and Sarah Potter for being selected to this year’s Client Counseling Team.  

The regional competition will be held on February 19, 2011 in London, Ontario.

Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition Seeking Competitors

Calling all individuals interested in participating in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition in Atlanta on February 12, 2011!

Any interested student will need to prepare a four page, double spaced memorandum, based on the try-out problem prompt and then prepare a short oral argument.

The deadline to sign up to receive the try-out problem will be Wednesday, October 6. To sign up, email Teresa Kenyon, Trademark Moot Court Competition Facilitator, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu.

The problem will be available on Wednesday, October 6 and will be sent to you via email. The memorandum will be due by Monday, October 11. Oral arguments will be on October 11, 12 or 13. The team members will be announced shortly thereafter.

Interested students should direct any questions to Teresa Kenyon, email: Teresa.Kenyon@louisville.edu


 

Sign-ups for the Kaufman Memorial Securities Moot Court Competition in Process!

Individuals interested in participating in the Kaufman Memorial Securities Moot Court Competition can sign up for a tryout on the Moot Court Board Office door.

Located next to the sign up sheet, applicants can pick up the problem prompt prepared by Securities Moot Court Team Coach, Professor Warren.

Interested students will prepare a 2-3 page memorandum based on the problem prompt and a 10 minute oral presentation regarding the problem.

The deadline for signing up for the tryouts is Friday, October 1. Any questions can be directed to Thomas Stevens, Securities Moot Court Competition Facilitator, Moot Court Board, email: Thomas.Stevens@Louisville.edu, phone: 502-718-5397.

 

National Environment Law Moot Court Seeking Team Members

National Environment Law Moot Court Competition

The Twenty-third Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) will be held Thursday, February 24, through Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Pace Law School, White Plains, New York.  Past problems have covered topics that varied from sunken treasure to recycled iPhones.  The team for this competition will consist of three individuals who will compose a brief addressing an issue of environmental law.  The team will then travel to White Plains to compete in February by arguing all three sides of the issue.  This year’s problem will be released on October 4, 2010.  The brief will be due on November 29, 2010.  More information about the competition is available at www.law.pace.edu/NELMCC/.  While experience with environmental law or administrative law would be helpful, it is certainly not necessary.  The coaches for this year’s competition are Algeria Ford and Brian Pollock.  If you are interested in being a part of the team, please send the following information to Brian Pollock via email (bpmoving@yahoo.com):

1. Brief Statement of Interest in Environmental Law and/or moot court competition (150 words or less).
2. Resume
3. Writing Sample (5 pages or less) - You may select a larger sample of work to send, but please indicate the 5 pages which you would like to be most fully considered.

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 1, 2010.  Interested individuals will be contacted for a brief interview.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Brian Pollock at bpmoving@yahoo.com.

Tax Moot Court Team Seeking Interest

Tax Law Moot Court

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up for the Tax Law Moot Court Competition, held March 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds.  There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards.  The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related.

Tryouts will be held once the topic is selected.  If you are interested in trying out, please sign up by sending an e-mail to the Tax Law Moot Court facilitator, Stephanie Loper at stephanie.loper@yahoo.com. 

 

2010 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Deadline Friday, September 24th

Deadline to sign up is Friday, September  24th

Final Informational Meeting Thursday, September 23 in Room 175 at 12:10

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills. This competition is open to all 2L, 3L, and 4L University of Louisville Law Students. The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials. The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday, October 16th and the Finals will be on Friday, October 22nd. If interested please sign up on the Moot Court Board door by Friday, September  24th at Noon and attend the informational meeting in room 175 at 12:10 pm on  Thursday, September 23rd.