Moot Court Board News

Tax moot Court Sign-ups in Process

The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.


Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge.  Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11).  If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374).  You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief. 


If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at 


Good Luck to the Health Law Moot Court Team

Good luck to Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Eric Lowe, and Sarah Potter as they compete in the Nineteenth Annual Health Law Moot Court Competition this weekend, November 5th and 6th, at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.  If you see them, please wish them the best.  Congratulations Elisabeth, Eric, and Sarah- we're all so proud of you!

National Trial Competition Team Members Announced

Congratulations to Paul Chumbley, Brandon Edwards, Courtney Phelps, and Aaron Price for being selected to compete on the National Trial Team.  The Law School will be hosting the Regional Competition in February.  The coaches want to thank all the students who took the time to tryout, and want to encourage the 2Ls to sign-up again next year!  Everyone did a fantastic job with their openings/closings, and it was a difficult decision.  Congratulations again!

Wechsler Criminal Law Competition Try-outs!

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 ( by 4:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 12. Email Jenn Siewertsen (  if you have any questions.

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.” 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!


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).


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

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!