Moot Court Board News

Moot Court Information Session for First-Year Students

The Moot Court Board invites all first-year students to an information session tomorrow at 11:45 in Room 275.  We will discuss first-year oral arguments, the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition, moot court teams, and the Moot Court Board.  Feel free to bring your lunch and questions.

Trademark Moot Court Team Wins Regional Competition

Congratulations to the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition team for winning the South region on Saturday!  The team consists of Mari-Elise Gates, Marilyn Osborn, and Justin Capps and is coached by Adjunct Professor Jack Wheat.  A team consisting of Jessica Richards and Marty Pohl also faired very well.

The region included teams from Duke, Emory, Alabama, Houston, and Vanderbilt among others.  The win was Louisville Law's first ever trademark regional championship.  The team swept all the awards at the competition, taking best brief and best oral advocacy team.

The team now advances to the national finals in Washington, D.C., on March 20.  Arguments will take place at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Congratulations to the Client Counseling Competition Moot Court Team!

The Moot Court Board wishes to congratulate Roz Cordini and Katie Reisz for advancing to the semi-finals of the Client Counseling Competition held at Thomas Cooley Law School, in Lansing, MI last weekend. The team was coached by Professor Abramson and Attorney Paul Schurman. 

The first day of competition consisted of three separate client consultations, which resulted in high marks and a lot of high praise for Roz and Katie's teamwork and interviewing techniques which allowed them to advance to a second day of competition where they were narrowly defeated in the semi-finals by a team from Michigan State.

Immigration Moot Court Team Wins National Competition

The Moot Court Board wishes to congratulate Duffy Trager, Rachel Carmona, and Maria Mourad for winning the NYU Law School Immigration Law Moot Court Competition last weekend.  The team was coached by Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes.  The victory is the school's first in the competition, though UofL finished second two years ago.

The team defeated competitors from Stetson, Howard, California-Davis, and Harvard in the preliminary rounds before defeating Maryland in the semi-finals and Georgetown in the championship round.  The finals judges were Edith Brown Clement of the 5th Circuit, Maryanne Trump Barry of the 3d Circuit, and William Fletcher of the 9th Circuit.

Congratulations to the 2010 Sports Law Moot Court Team!

Our Sports Law Moot Court Team, consisting of Jennifer Ward and Whitney True, competed this past week in New Orleans in the 16th Annual Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court competition hosted by Tulane School of Law.  There were 40 teams in the competition and many fierce competitors.  Although the team faced severe weather conditions and nearly missed the competition, the team conquered adversity and faired well in their efforts in the 2010 Sports Law Moot Court Competition.

The team was narrowly defeated by the UConn team in Round 1 and lost another coin toss to LSU in Round 2.  Both rounds were very close.   The team prevailed in Round 3 and defeated the team from Albany by a significant margin -- but despite their fairly large point differential from Round 3, the team was unable to advance.

Professor Moorman, the team's coach, was very pleased with the team's preparation and how well Jennifer and Whitney adjusted their arguments and oratory presentation as the competition progressed.  Both Jennifer Ward and Whitney True received positive remarks for their oral arguments and advocacy.  Most impressively, the team remained consistent despite nearly missing the competition all together.  Congratulations to our 2010 Sports Law Moot Court Team!

Good luck to the 2010 Immigration Law Moot Court Team!!!

Please join the Moot Court Board as we wish Rachel Carmona, Duffy
Trager, Maria Mourad, and coach Professor Trucios-Haynes much success as they travel to New York City and represent the law school at the fifth annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.  The competition will take place on Friday, February the 19th through Sunday, February the 21st at NYU School of Law.  Good luck Team! ¡Buena suerte! Maikaʻi Pomaikaʻi! In bocca al lupo! Boa sorte! Bahati njema! Noroc! haeng un! gokoūn o inorimasu!

Congratulations to Animal Law Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board is proud to announce that the Animal Law Moot Court team, comprised of Lauren Bean and Rexéna Napier, was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Animal Law Competition at Harvard Law School last weekend.  After making it to the final four and competing in a "virtually undecidable" round, Lauren and Rexéna were defeated by eventual champion Florida Coastal.

Lauren was commended for her poise and organization, while Rexéna received praise for her complete grasp of the material and ability to respond to questions succintly.

Ebert Haegele also traveled to Harvard and competed in the Closing Argument Competition.
Ebert was given high praises about his convincing tone and professionalism in the courtroom, which he showcased despite his being ill. Congratulations to all on a job well done and much appreciation to all who assisted in their preparation!

The team was coached by Professor John Cross.  The team wishes to thank Professors Ariana Levinson and Sam Marcosson, Adjunct Professor Thomas FitzGerald, the Honorable Patricia FitzGerald of the Jefferson County Family Court, and fellow students, Algeria Ford and Duffy Trager for their assistance in preparing for the competition.

National Trial Team

The Moot Court Board would like to wish the Law School's National Mock Trial Team good luck during their regional competition this weekend at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The team is comprised of Brian Bennett, Algeria Ford, Aaron Price, Andrew Henson, and Erin Bravo

The team would like to thank the following students for serving as witnesses during their practices:  Heend Sheth, Robert May, Sarah Clay, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Amanda Prager, Chris Lamb, Kristina Wetterer, Catherine Barnes, Vince Kline, Eric Johnson, Timothy Chon, Brad Corbin, Amber Gratz, Lize Goykhberg, Claire Rogers, Sarah Potter, Haylee Ralston, and Todd Garland. The coaches are Rob Riley and Kimberly Ballard. 

Good luck!

 

Sports Law Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board would like to wish good luck to the Sports Law Moot Court Team.  The team consists of Whitney True and Jennifer Ward and is being coached by Professor Anita Moorman.  The team will be traveling to New Orleans, LA, to compete at Tulane Law School.  Best of luck!

Congratulations to the Criminal Law Moot Court Team

Congratulations to Molly Mattingly and Ian Richetti for being selected to represent U of L at the Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.  The team is coached by Ted Shouse and David Harshaw and will compete in late March in Buffalo, New York.  Louisville won back-to-back national championships in 1999 and 2000.