Moot Court Board News

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. 

Congratulations to the New Members of the KY Intrastate Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to Heend Sheth, Cameron Griffith, Sandra Moon, Matt Russell, Brant Sloan, Phil Lawson, Marlow Riedling, and Ashley Wiggins for making the KY Intrastate Mock Trial Team.  The team is coached by Laura Rice, Colleen Clemons, and Chris Coffman.  The competition will be held in Kenton County, Kentucky on November 13-14, 2009.

Congratulations to Health Law Moot Court Team Members

Congratulations to Noelle Rao, Eric Lowe, and Mark Fendley for making the National Health Law Moot Court Team. The team is coached by Professor Jordan and will participate in the competition held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on November 6-7th. Good luck to all the participants!

National Health Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois November 6-7.  The team’s coach is Professor Jordan.  At least one team of two students will be selected for the competition.  Additional students may be selected based on competition interest.   

Interested students must submit the following to the Moot Court Board Office in a sealed envelope (place under the door if no one is there):

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of interest (1 page maximum)
  3. Writing sample (brief, memo, etc.)

The deadline for submission of these items is Thursday, Aug. 20th at 4:00. 

Professor Jordan will review the submissions and will conduct interviews on Friday, Aug 21st beginning at 3pm.  Students will explain the substance of their legal argument or analysis from their writing sample in the interviews.

Students who satisfactorily participate in the competition will receive two hours of academic credit.  Additionally, students will enhance their writing skills by completing a written brief.  The brief is due on October 2.

Finally, the MPRE is also given on November 7.  Students taking Professional Responsibility may still participate in the competition and take the MPRE in the spring.

The competition's website is http://www.law.siu.edu/healthlawmootcourt/.

 

Direct any questions to Andrew Swafford.

2009-2010 National Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate the members of the 2009 National Moot Court team on their recent selection.  Team members include Ben Basil, Barry Dunn, Michael Gray, and Marty Pohl.  The team is coached by Professor Sam Marcosson.

The National Moot Court Competition is the school's flagship moot court team.  The problem can be on any subject and is released in September of each year.  The regionals for the National Moot Court Competition are held each November at locations around the country.  Louisville Law competes in the Richmond, Virginia, Regional.  Louisville's recent success in the competition includes winning Regional Best Brief two of the last three years and advancing to the semi-finals of last year's Regional.

 

The Moot Court Board is responsible for organizing and administering all of the Moot Court activities of the Law School. The Board facilitates all Moot Court competitions, whether they are in-house competitions or external competitions to which our teams are lucky enough to travel. The three main internal competitions the Moot Court Board organizes each year are: Pirtle-Washer Oral Arguments, First Year Oral Arguments, and the First Year Oral Argument Competition.

 

Please keep an eye out at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year for opportunities to participate in other Moot Court competitions.  The competitions are a great way to gain experience and knowledge about specific areas of law which fascinate you or which you might be interested in practicing in one day.

 

2009 - 2010 Moot Court Board - New Members

 

2009-2010 MOOT COURT BOARD - NEW MEMBERS

 

The Moot Court Board is responsible for organizing and administering all of the Moot Court activities of the Law School. The Board facilitates all Moot Court competitions, whether they are in-house competitions or external competitions to which our teams are lucky enough to travel. The three main internal competitions the Moot Court Board organizes each year are: Pirtle-Washer Oral Arguments, First Year Oral Arguments, and the First Year Oral Argument Competition.

 

Aaron Dyke

Aaron Price

Andrew Swafford

Ben Basil

Blake Nolan

Brian Bennett

Cameron Griffith

Connie Barr

Daniel Cameron

Eric Lowe

Heend Sheth

James Fischer

Jamie Izlar

Jared Sawyer

Jennifer Leong

Maddie Schueler

Marilyn Osborn

Mark Fendley

Nathan Chittick

Phil Lawson

Roz Cardini

Samantha Zeghers

Whitney True

 

 

Congratulations to all of our new members!!

Basil Wins Oral Advocacy Competition

Courtney Phelps and Ben Basil
Congratulations to Ben Basil, winner of the 2009 First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition!

Appellant, Ben Basil, and Appellee, Courtney Phelps, advanced from the semi-final rounds to compete in the final round. They were both commended by the judges for an exceptional performance.

Ben Basil
Courtney Phelps
Ben Basil Courtney Phelps
Finalists
Audience
Ben Basil and Courtney Phelps (seated) Members of the audience
Final Round of Arguments
The Honorable Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs, Judge Ann O'Malley Shake, and Judge McKay Chauvin presided over the final round of arguments.

National Moot Court Team Tryouts

The National Moot Court team, the Law School's flagship moot court team, will hold try-outs next week.  The regionals for the National Moot Court competition are held each November in Richmond, Virginia, and the finals are held in New York in January or February.

All students, including current 1Ls, are invited to try out.  Students interested in trying out for the team must sign up for a time to present their oral argument on Wednesday, April 8, Thursday, April 9, or Friday, April 10.  The oral argument counts for 50% of your tryout score.  The sign up sheet is located on the Moot Court Board door.  The deadline for signing up is 4:00 on Monday, April 6.

Students must also submit a brief (can be, but does not have to be, your BLS brief) to Professor Marcosson in his office by 4:00 on April 6.  The brief will count for 50% of your tryout score.

Questions may be addressed to Professor Marcosson or Steve Mattingly, Brian Stempien, Duffy Trager, or Barry Dunn, or the members of last year's team.

1L Moot Court Competition Final Four

Congratulations to Courtney Phelps, Blake Nolan, Ben Basil and Whitney True for making it to the Final Four 1L Moot Court Competition.

This is the lineup:

Courtney Phelps  v.  Blake Nolan
Ben Basil  v.  Whitney True 

For details about the final round and the celebration planned following it, please click on this link: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/3073

Moot Court Board Information Session for Potential 2009-2010 Members

The Moot Court Board is holding an information session regarding applying for membership for the 2009-2010 school year this Friday, April 3, 2009 directly following the 1L Lawyering Skills Class at 10:30 am in Room 275. Please attend this meeting if you are interested in becoming a Moot Court Board Member because we will be addressing important information.  We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition to the Moot Court Board Informational Meeting at 10:30 am on Friday, April 3 we will also be holding one at 2:20 on Friday, April 3 in Room 075. If you are interested applying to be on the Board for next year please attend one of these meetings. We look forward to seeing you there.