Moot Court Board News

Moot Court Board Meeting

Dont forget the Moot Court Board meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm in Rm 175. We will be discussing numerous topics and it is important all members attend to stay informed and provide feedback. We look forward to seeing you there.

Important Moot Court Board Informational Meeting for 1Ls

On Friday, September 18, 2009 at 9:50 there will be a Moot Court Board Informational Meeting for 1Ls in Rm 175. The meeting will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes and its purpose is to inform IL's of the oppportunities available to participate in Moot Court Board this year. Although 1Ls are not eligible to participate in moot court competitions, there are many opportunities to get involved. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Moot Court Board Meeting

The Moot Court Board will meet on Tuesday, September 22 in Room 175 at 12:10.  Please make every effort to attend.  Several items will be discussed. Most importantly we will discuss the upcoming Pirtle Washer Competition and what will be expected from Moot Court Board Members. See you Tuesday.

Immigration Law Moot Court Tryouts

Interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls are encouraged to apply for the fourth
annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition coached by Professor
Trucios-Haynes.  You will not only gain valuable experience in
brief-writing and oral advocacy, but you will also increase your
knowledge on current key issues in immigration law.  The competition
will be held at NYU School of Law in Greenwich Village, New York on
February 19-21, 2010.  Students must be available during the holiday
break.

Applications to participate must be received no later than Friday,
October 16th by 5p.m.  Please slide the following materials under the
Moot Court Board (MCB) office door in a sealed envelope:

1. One Page Statement of
      Interest in Immigration
2. Writing Sample
3. Résumé
4. Unofficial Transcript

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 26th between 11a.m. and
4p.m.  Please sign up for a slot posted on the MCB office door.  If the
times do not work for you or if you would like more information, please
contact Jamie L. Izlar, Team Facilitator, at jlizla01@louisville.edu.

Negotiations Competition--Deadline Friday

The Moot Court Board is sponsoring two teams to participate in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.  The Regional Competition will take place November 7-8 at Thomas Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, MI.  The National Finals will be held February 5-6 in Orlando, FL.  U of L won the national competition in 2007-2008.  This competition does not involve writing a brief. 

Interested 2L, 3L, and 4L students should sign up on the Moot Court Board door by September 18, 2009.  Depending on the level of interest, Coach Dave Scott of the Commonweath Attorney's Office may request additional information and hold tryouts for those who sign up. 

Participants must join the ABA Law Student Division and pay a $25 membership fee.  Note that the Regional date conflicts with the November MPRE.  You may take the MPRE in the spring to avoid this conflict.  See flyers around the law school for more information, or visit the competition's website at:

http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/negotiation/

 

Please contact Mark Fendley at mafend01@louisville.edu with any questions.

Congratulation to this Year's International Arbitration Moot Court Competition Team Members

Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to participate in this years International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. The competition takes place in Vienna, Austria in the Spring of 2010. Please congratulate them and wish them luck as they compete.

 

Marshall Casey
Andrea Fagan
James Fisher
David Haney
Elisabeth Luff
Ryan Polczynski
Chris Smith

Law Student Negotiation Competition Tryouts

The Moot Court Board will sponsor two teams to participate in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.  The Regional Competition will take place November 7-8 at Thomas Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, MI.  The National Finals will be held February 5-6 in Orlando, FL.  This is a competition that we won in 2007-2008.  This competition does not involve writing a brief.  Interested 2L, 3L, and 4L students should sign up on the Moot Court Board door by September 18, 2008.  Participants must join the ABA Law Student Division and pay a $25 membership fee.  Note that the Regional date conflicts with the November MPRE.  You may take the MPRE in the spring to avoid this conflict.  See flyers around the law school for more information, or visit the competition's website at:

http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/negotiation/

Depending on the level of interest, there may be tryouts and we may request additional information from you.

 

Please contact Mark Fendley at mafend01@louisville.edu with any questions.

ATTENTION 1L’S – BAILIFF’S NEEDED FOR PIRTLE WASHER COMPETITION

ATTENTION 1L’S – BAILIFF’S NEEDED

Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School’s annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of the competition will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009. This is a great opportunity for first-year law students to get involved and learn what to expect in first-year oral arguments. If you are interested in working as a bailiff, please attend the informational meeting on Monday September 14, 2009 at 3:45 in the Moot Court Board Office. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Johnna Spicer (jaspic03@louisville.edu) or James Fisher (mrjsfisher@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up.

Pirtle-Washer 2009 Signups

It is now time for the annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition signups. The competition is open to all 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's. A signup sheet is located on the Moot Court Board office door. The deadline for signups is this Friday, September 11 at 1:30 pm. Information packets, including the problem and all related materials, will be put in your mailbox on Monday, September 13. Signing up on the door of the Moot Court Board office is not a final commitment to participate. After reviewing the packet and problem, you will need to sign the contract included in the packet and return it to Johnna Spicer's mailbox no later than 5:30 pm on Monday, September 21, 2009. Please contact Johnna Spicer with any additional questions.

International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition March 26, 2010 – April 1, 2010Vienna, Austria.

The Moot Court Board is currently accepting interest sheets for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.Interested applicants must submit the interest sheet and a writing sample no later than Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 3pm.  Both documents should be submitted to the Moot Court Board office (under the door).  Please contact Roz Cordini with any questions (roz.cordini@louisville.edu) Two team members will be selected to participate in oral arguments, although others may participate in different aspects of the team.  Any member selected for the oral argument team must have a valid passport in hand by 12/1/09.   Team members are also encouraged to participate in pre-Moot competitions.  This competition is brief based and requires both a claimant and respondent brief.   The problem for the brief will be available 10/2/09.  The claimant brief is due 12/3/09 and the respondent brief is due 1/21/10.  For more information on this exciting competition go to http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/vis.html.