Moot Court Board News
The Moot Court Board congratulates Josh Porter for winning the second annual First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition. Mr. Porter defeated Jenn Seiwertsen in the finals. Special thanks go to Chief Judge Sara Combs, Judge Tom Wine, and Judge Fred Cowan for judging the finals.
Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team on their performance in Vienna!
Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, during each of its four rounds, the team, composed of Elisabeth Luff and Andrea Fagan, was praised for its understanding of the case and issues, the thoroughness of its research, its presentation skills, and its ability to handle the toughest questions.
Great job representing the school internationally!
The Moot Court Board informational session will be held Monday, April 5th at 3:40pm in room 080.
Information will be provided on the Moot Court Board, requirements of members, and the upcoming application process for interested individuals.
Congratulations to Margaret Royar, Jenn Siewertson, Josh Porter, and Thomas Stevens for advancing to the semi-finals of the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition. The semi-finals will begin on Thursday, April 1 at 4:00 in the Allen Courtroom. Professors Leslie Abramson, Cedric Powell, and Luke Milligan will judge. Everyone is invited to attend.
4:00 Margaret Royar (appellant) v. Jenn Siewertson (appellee)
4:45 Thomas Stevens (appellant) v. Josh Porter (appellee)
Sign-ups for the National Moot Court Team are in progress! Sign up on the Moot Court Board Room door by Monday, April 5, 2010.
Applicants must also submit a sample brief as a writing sample (which, can, but need not be the BLS brief); this is due to Prof. Marcosson by Monday, April 5th. This counts for 50% of the try-out score.
Try-outs will consist of a 15 minute oral argument based on the brief and will take place Wed., April 7th and Friday, April 9th. The oral argument counts for 50% of the try-out score. Four individuals will be selected to represent the School on two teams.
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Marcosson, Barry Dunn, Marty Pohl, Duffy Trager, Ben Basil, or Michael Gray.
The Moot Court Board thanks everyone who participated in the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition this year. Twenty-six students argued in the Competition's first round on Monday. Eight individuals advanced to the quarterfinals which will be held Wednesday, March 31. Terry Cushing (Assistant United States Attorney), Shane O'Bryan (Dinsmore & Shohl), and Rebekkah Rechter (Kentucky Supreme Court staff attorney) will judge the quarterfinals.
All students are invited to attend the remaining rounds of the competition. The quarterfinals begin Wednesday at 4:00, the semi-finals Thursday, April 1 at 4:00, and the finals on Friday, April 2 at 2:00. All rounds are held in the Allen Courtroom.
First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 31
4:00 Margaret Royar v. Earlene Whitaker
4:45 Todd Garland v. Jenn Siewertsen
5:45 Alex Davis v. Josh Porter
6:30 Sarah Potter v. Thomas Stevens