Moot Court Board News

ACTA National Trial Competition Results

Congratulations to Erin Blake, Chris Hoerter, Samuel Lee, and Matthew Stauble for making the ACTA National Trial Competition teams! They will be representing UofL's Brandeis School of Law at the regional competition in February at Michigan State University. Thank you to all who expressed interest in the competition and those who tried out!

Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition, held March 5-8 in New York City. The team's coach is Professor James Zanewicz from the University's Office of Technology Transfer.

To sign up, send an e-mail to Professor Zanewicz's assistant at containing the following items in pdf format:

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

The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 5:00. Professor Zanewicz will review the submissions and, if necessary, conduct interviews the following week to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition from each school.

Direct any questions to Barry Dunn or Bryant Smith.


Good Luck to ABA Arbitration Team

The Moot Court Board wishes good Luck to Joshua Speirs, Lily Chan, Colleen Goodman, and Michael McIntire who are competing in the regional 2008-09 ABA Law Student Division Regional Arbitration Competition this weekend in Highland Heights, KY.

See the National Aribtration Forum Blog for updates.

National Moot Court Team Results

Professor Sam Marcosson provided the following report on the regional competition of the National Moot Court Competition that took place at the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, VA on November 7-8, 2008.
“One of our teams, composed of third-year student Steve Mattingly and second-year Brian Stempien, were recognized for writing the Best Brief in the tournament.  This was the second time in the last three years that one of our teams has won this award.  Writing the best brief of the 21 teams in the competition positioned Steve and Brian to then win both of their preliminary rounds on Friday (beating teams from George Mason and William & Mary), and advance into the quarterfinal round on Saturday morning.
There, they defeated the defending regional champions from Campbell University, to advance to the semi-finals where they faced a team from Duke.  In an extremely close and high-quality round, they were knocked out by a slim two-point margin.  Overall, it was the most successful performance by any U of L team in the history of the competition.
We were also very well-represented by a team made up entirely of second-year students, Barry Dunn and Duffy Trager.  They went 1-1 on Friday, including a win over a team from Wake Forest, and just missed out on a tie-breaker from advancing to the quarterfinals.
It was a great performance, and I was extremely proud of the way all four of them represented the law school.”

ACTA National Trial Competition -- Last Chance!

The last day to sign up to try out for the ACTA National Trial Competition is Tuesday, November 11. Try outs will be held on Thursday, November 13. The try out sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board room door.

Applications Still Being Accepted for Securities Moot Court Team

Need a resume boost?  How about a FREE trip to New York City with the possible opportunity to network with federal judges or even Supreme Court Justices?

The Securities Law Moot Court team is still accepting applications for team membership.  The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 14th.  Contact Will Corrigan ( or Adam Stotts ( for details.

Sign ups for the Labor Law Competition will close Nov. 5

Sign ups for the Labor Law Moot Court Competition will close Wednesday, Nov. 5th. If you are interested in being part of the Labor Law Moot Court Team, please stop by the Moot Court Board door and sign up by 4 pm, Nov. 5th. If you have questions about the competition, please contact Prof. Render.

2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition: Good Luck UofLTeam!

The 2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition is this Friday and Saturday at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. There are 34 teams from 25 schools participating in the competition. The law school has two teams competing: Rebecca Wooldridge and Andrew Palmer, both second-year students, as well as Richard Green and Jerred Kelly, also second-year students. The teams' facilitator is Professor Tim Hall. The Moot Court Board wishes the team good luck this week!

ABA Regional Negotiations Moot Court Competition: Good Luck to UofL Team

The ABA Regional Negotiations Moot Court Competition is this weekend (Nov. 8-9) in Columbus, Ohio at the Moritz College of Law. This year's team members are Don Haas, Justin Capps, Ashley Eade, and Cary Campbell. The Moot Court Board wishes the team good luck this week!

Moot Court Regionals This Weekend

The Moot Court Board wishes good Luck to Duffy Trager, Barry Dunn, Brian Stempien and Steve Mattingly who are competing in regionals for the 2008 National Moot Court Competition this weekend in Richmond, Virginia.