Moot Court Board News

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.

Moot Court Competitions -- Still Time to Sign up

The Moot Court Board has tenatively finalized the list of external competitions that the law school will participate in during the 2008-2009 year. The list is provided here to inform all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students of the remaining opportunities to tryout and compete in a competition. This list does not include any competitions for which the teams have already been selected. If you have interest in a competition that is not included on the list please contact the VP for External Competitions at phwats01@louisville.edu.

 

Competition                           Location                     Comp Dates

Animal Rights                          Harvard                        6-8 Feb 09

ABA Negotiation (regional)        Ohio State                   8-9 Nov 08

Client Counseling (regional)       Toronto                        7-8 Feb 09

Entertainment Law                    Cardozo (NYC)             5-8 Mar 09

Environmental Law                    Pace Law School         19-21 Feb 09

Immigration                              NYU                            19-22 Feb 09

Labor Law                                NY Law School             11-15 Mar 09

National Security Law               G Washington Univ        21-22 Feb 09

National Trial (regional)              Michigan State              20-22 Feb 09

Securities                                 Fordham                       3-5 Apr 09

Tax                                          St. Pete Beach             4-8 Feb 09

Trademark (regional)                  Chicago                       7-Feb-09

Interested in Pirtle-Washer?

Please note that in order to participate in this year's Pirtle-Washer competition you must return your Commitment to Compete form by Friday, September 26.

For additional information please contact the MCB or Don Rodgers (dfrodg01@louisville.edu).

Trademark Moot Court Sign Ups

If you are interested in the Trademark Moot Court Competition, please email ergers01@louisville.edu or jsward01@louisville.edu this week (as soon as possible) to sign up.

Intrastate Mock Trial Tryouts

Tryouts for the Intrastate Mock Trial Team will be held this week.  A sign up sheet is located on Prof. Powell's door.  For additional information please contact Don Rodgers (dfrodg01@louisville.edu).

ATTENTION 2L’s, 3L’s, and 4L’s – Pirtle-Washer Competition

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills.  This competition is open to all 2L, 3L and 4L University of Louisville Law students.  The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials.  The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday October 11th with the finals on Friday October 17th.  If you are interested in competing please sign up on the Moot Court Boardroom door.  The problem will then be placed in your folder on September 20th.  You will then have until September 26th to turn in a final letter of commitment to compete.  For more information please ask a Moot Court Board member.