Moot Court Board News
Congratulations to Ashley Duncan and Brittany Drucker who received Best Brief for Appellant at the 2008 National Animal Advocacy Competitions, held at Harvard on February 15-17, 2008. Duncan and Drucker's brief made a facial challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and an as-applied challenge, arguing that defendant's actions were protected by the first amendment and not within the scope of the Act.
Professor Jennifer Hall acted as the team's advisor.
For more information about the competition, please visit the National Center for Animal Law's website.
To read the winning brief, please click here.
All MCB members need to stop by the MCB office this week to stuff envelopes for the first year oral arguments. Those students who stuff the most envelopes will be first choice to be student judges at the event this year. Please stop by and help out.
Good luck to the ABA Negotiations Competition Team!! The team of David Scott and Scott Powell will be representing the University of Louisville School of Law at the National Competition in Los Angeles, CA February 7 and 8.
Having finished 2nd in the regional competition last semester, Scott and Dave qualified for the national compeition this week. Good Luck Gentlemen!!
The Moot Court Board is looking for student volunteers to sit as judges for the Environmental Law Moot Court’s practice sessions. Although not required, exposure to environmental law would be helpful. The practice sessions are on February 7 and February 14 from 3:30-5:30. The team’s success at the national competition rests on the quality of practice sessions. Students’ comments and critique of the team’s oral arguments would prove extremely valuable in helping the team hone their arguments and skills. If interested, please contact Patrick Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Roberts at email@example.com
Professor Long is happy to accept writing samples (preferably a brief) for the Environmental Law Comeptition by email at firstname.lastname@example.org through Saturday, Sept 29.
The Trademark team is seeking 2-L and 3-L students interested in
intellectual property and unfair competition law. Two (2) teams of two
(2) students each will be selected to compete at the Trademark and
Unfair Competition Law Regional Tournament in Chicago on February 9,
2008. Qualifying teams advance to the National Tournament in
Washington, D.C. on March 22, 2008.
Interested 2nd and 3rd year students should select a try-out/competition
partner and sign up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office
door by Thursday, September 27, 2007. The problem will be distributed on
Friday, September 28, 2007.
Try-out briefs are due and oral arguments will be held on October 5,
1. Each team member must submit an appellate brief. One team member
must write for the appellant and the other for the appellee.
2. The brief’s argument section may not exceed three (3) pages in
3. Each team member must prepare a 12-minute oral argument for both
sides of the case problem. Each team member will argue one side of the
case, to be determined on the day of try-outs.
Profs. John Cross and Lars Smith will serve as team coaches. For
questions, please contact Prof. Cross at email@example.com.