Moot Court Board News

Applications Still Being Accepted for Securities Moot Court Team

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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 (wmcorr01@louisville.edu) or Adam Stotts (abstot01@lousiville.edu) 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.

ACTA Trial Competition Tryouts

ACTA National Trial Competition Tryouts will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Allen Courtroom. If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and interested in developing your trial skills while simultaneously earning school credit and strengthening your resume, then this competition is for you.

There will be two teams competing with two students on each team. The regional competition is February 20-22, 2009, at Michigan State University, and the final competition is March 25-28, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

For tryouts, you will need to submit your resume and present a 10-15 minute opening statement or closing argument using a past competition problem - State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.  Students can access all of the materials for the case using the following link:  http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc_archive.html.

The sign-up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board room door.

Please direct any questions to Brian Fayman via email at blfaym01@louisville.edu.

Securities Law Moot Court

On Monday November 3 at 12 noon, an informational meeting will be held for students interested in participating on the  Securities Law Moot Court team  At the meeting, a problem will be handed out for interested students to complete by November 10.

Moot Court Invites 1Ls to Participate in New Litigation Skills Competition

The Moot Court Board is offering first year students the opportunity to become involved in a new trial skills program. Called the Litigation Skills Competition, this program will allow selected students to begin developing the unique skills necessary for successful and persuasive trial practice. First year students will work with the school's ACTA National Trial Competition competitors and coaches through this program. This is a new idea at the law school, and a rare opportunity for first year students to participate in an extracurricular activity, so students should attend this informational meeting right after class on Friday.

Meeting on Friday, Oct 24 at 2:30pm in Room 175

ACTA National Trial Competition Tryouts

ACTA National Trial Competition Tryouts will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Allen Courtroom.

If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and interested in developing your trial skills while simultaneously earning school credit and strengthening your resume, then this competition is for you.

The regional competition is February 20-22, 2009, at Michigan State University. The final competition is March 25-28, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

For tryouts, you will need to submit your resume and present a 10-15 minute opening statement or closing argument using a past competition problem - State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.  Students can access all of the materials for the case using the following link:  http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc_archive.html.

*In order to give students time to look over the problem before committing to tryout, sign-up sheets will not be posted until Wednesday, October 22, on the Moot Court Board room door.

Please direct any questions to Brian Fayman via email at blfaym01@louisville.edu.

Ford Wins Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

Algeria Ford
Congratulations to Algeria Ford, winner of the 2008 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition!

 

 

Appellant, Jason Schwalm, and Appellee, Algeria Ford, advanced from the first semifinal rounds to compete in the final round. The judges commended them both for an excellent performance.

Jason Schwalm and Samuel Lee
Jarrad Roby and Algeria Ford
Jason Schwalm and Samuel Lee Jarrad Roby and Algeria Ford
Final Round of Arguments
Final Round of Arguments