Moot Court Board News

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

Pirtle-Washer 2008 Semifinalists

The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that the semi-finalists for the 2008 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition are Algeria Ford, Samuel Lee, Jarrad Roby, and Jason Schwalm.


The semifinal and final rounds will be held on Friday, October 17th in the Allen Courtroom. All are welcome.

Here’s the schedule:

9 AM, Semifinal Round

  • Appellant: Jason Schwalm
  • Appellee: Samuel Lee

10:30 AM, Semifinal Round
  • Appellant: Jarrad Roby
  • Appellee: Algeria Ford
Semifinalists
 

Algeria Ford is a second year student who ultimately intends to practice patent law. He studied Biology and Chemistry as an undergraduate and holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology. He serves on the Journal of Law and Education, is a member of BLSA and will be representing the University as a member of the 2009 National Environmental Moot Court team. He credits his accomplishments to his wonderful wife and to his friends.

Samuel B. Lee, a third year law student, was born and raised in Owensboro, KY.  He attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a degree in Finance as well as a minor in Economics. After graduation, Mr. Lee plans to practice in Lexington.

Jarrad Roby, a third year student, hails from Bloomfield, KY and attended Bellarmine University where he studied Business Administration and Economics.  While at Bellarmine, Jarrad competed on its prestigious Mock Trial team earning All-American Attorney honors. Jarrad also helped to lead the Brandeis School of Law to a championship in last years Intrastate Moot Court competition. He is currently working for General Electric and clerked for the Governor's General Counsel last summer in Frankfort. He will attempt to participate on this year's Trademark Moot Court team as well and is looking forward to competing in the Spring.

Jason Schwalm is a third year student and Louisville native. His undergraduate degree is in literature from the University of Louisville.

 

Presiding Judges


Each semifinal round will be judged by the following three judge panel:


The winners of each of these rounds will continue to the final round at 1 PM.  This round will be judged by the following four judge panel:

Labor Law Moot Court Sign Ups

The sign up for the Labor Law Moot Court Competition is posted on the Moot Court Board door (First Floor, past Debra Reh's office). If you are interested in being part of the Labor Law Moot Court Team, please stop by and sign up. The competition is in March. If you have questions about the competition, please contact Prof. Render.

Moot Court Board - National Security Moot Court Competition.

Any 2L, 3L, or 4L interested in the National Security Moot Court Competition should sign up on the list posted to Prof. Slack's door (rm. 263).  Also, a TWEN page (with sign-up sheet) has been set up under "2009 National Security Law Moot Court Competition".  The competition invitation, including a description of the competition, is on the TWEN home page & the Forum page is available for any questions.

Animal Law Moot Court Competition

The sign up for the Animal Law Moot Court Competition is posted on the Moot Court Board door (First Floor, past Debra Reh's office). If you are interested in being part of the Animal Law Moot Court Team, please sign up by Friday, October 3nd at 2pm. The problem for tryouts will be posted next week. The competition is in the Spring (most likely in February). If you have questions you may contact Prof. Cross via email at john.cross@louisville.edu.

Environmental Law Moot Court Tryouts

If you are interested in trying out for the Environmental Law Moot Court team, please contact Izzy Moore (izzybrooke@gmail.com) or Kelly Oates (kjoate02@gwise.louisville.edu).  You will need to attach your resume and a writing sample (10 pages or less).  The deadline is October 5th.