Moot Court Board News
Interested in Criminal Law? Try-out for the Wechsler Criminal Law Competition for a chance to represent UofL in the annual competition in April.
Tryouts will be held Nov. 17 & 18 in the Allen Courtroom. Applicants should prepare 10 minutes of Oral Arguments based on the U.S. Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Louisiana.
Sign-ups for try-out slots are posted on the Moot Court Board Door. Also, applicants need to submit a resume and writing sample to Jenn Siewertsen (JLSiew02@louisville.edu) by 4:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 12. Email Jenn Siewertsen (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Congratulations to Marilyn Osborne, Whitney True, Chris Arnold and Richard Williams for making the Trademark Moot Court team!
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).
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.
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).
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!
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
- Judge Denise Clayton, Kentucky Court of Appeals
- Judge Thomas B. Wine, Kentucky Court of Appeals
- Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, Jefferson District Court
- Judge Katie King, Jefferson District Court
- Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, Kentucky Supreme Court
- Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer, United States District Court
- Chief Circuit Judge Charles R. HIckman, Kentucky Circuit Court
- Judge Ann Bailey Smith, Jefferson District Court