Moot Court Board News
Competition will be hosted by the SUNY— Buffalo Law School on Saturday,
March 27, 2010. A team from the University of Louisville won the
competition in 1999 and 2000 and we are hoping to bring the title back
to the law school!
Those interested in trying out should submit their resume and a writing
sample of no more than 10 pages to Lauren Bean at
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 13, at 12 p.m. These
documents must be in a single .pdf file.
Tryouts will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 4-7 p.m. in the
Allen Courtroom. Sign-ups are on the Moot Court Board Office door.
Competitors must argue State v. Kennedy, 957 So.2d 757 (La. 2007), to
the United States Supreme Court. Oral arguments are limited to 10
minutes and competitors may pick either side.
For questions about try outs, please contact David Haney at
email@example.com or Lauren Bean.
For more information about the competition, please go to
Due to lack of participation, the following program is postponed. We will try to reschedule for February.
Clerk Jeffrey Apperson of the Western District of Kentucky will conduct a program for law students this Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m. at the federal courthouse downtown. Mr. Apperson will conduct a courthouse tour and an electronic filing demonstration. Electronic filing of court documents is now required in most federal courts, including Kentucky's, and attorneys must have the training before practicing before the courts. The program will last approximately two hours.
Any interested student should e-mail Barry Dunn by 9 a.m. Friday.
Thanks to Professor Laura Rothstein, the Moot Court Board, and the University of Louisville Law Review for arranging the event.
Congratulations to Students Selected to Compete in the Saul Lefkotwitz Trademark Moot Court CompetitionPosted October 13th, 2009 by Anonymous
The Moot Court Board congratulates the following six students who have been chosen to represent the law school at the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition:
Congratulations to Duffy Trager, winner of the 2009 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition!
The semifinal and final rounds were held on Friday, October 9th in the Allen Courtroom.
Here’s the schedule:
9 AM, Semifinal Round
- Appellant: Duffy Trager
- Appellee: Algeria Ford
10:30 AM, Semifinal Round
- Appellant: Eric Lowe
- Appellee: Barry Dunn
Duffy B. Trager is a native of Louisville. He earned his B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies from Western Kentucky University in 2006. In law school, he competed on the 2008 National Moot Court Team. He is currently Constitutional Law Editor of the Journal of Law and Education, founder and Vice President of the International Law Society and a Marshall - Brennan Fellow. In the summer of 2009, he was awarded an IOLTA Fellowship with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services. Duffy has recently become an avid runner.
Algeria Ford is a third year law student and the winner of last year’s Pirtle-Washer competition. He has a range of interests including criminal and civil litigation, intellectual property law, and environmental law. He would like to thank his wife for her continued support.
Eric Lowe is from Mt. Washington, Kentucky, but currently lives in the Louisville area. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, where he played varsity football and competed in Parliamentary Debate. Throughout his career at the Cumberlands, he studied in the areas of Communication and Political Science. Currently, he is a second year evening student and has been employed full time throughout his law school career at Bullitt Central High School. At the law school he participates in various programs and activities such as: University of Louisville Law Review, Moot Court Board, Student Bar Association, and as a member of the Health Law Moot Court Team. He is honored to have been selected to compete in the Pirtle Washer finals and would like to wish all if his fellow competitors congratulations and best wishes.
Barry Dunn is a Columbia, Kentucky, native who received his undergraduate education at Lindsey Wilson College before obtaining an M.A. in political science from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Dunn came to law school after teaching eighth grade social studies. He currently serves as President of the Moot Court Board and Notes Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review. Mr. Dunn is also a member of the school's National Moot Court Competition team. Mr. Dunn has worked for the law firms Stoll Keenon Ogden and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. After law school, he hopes to clerk for a federal judge for one year before practicing litigation.
Each semifinal round was judged by the following three judge panel:
- Judge John Heyburn - United States District Court
- Chief Circuit Judge Charles Hickman - Kentucky Circuit Court
- Professor Leslie W. Abramson - University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
- Professor Karen A. Jordan - University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
Appellant, Duffy Trager, and Appellee, Barry Dunn, advanced to the final round at 1 PM, which was judged by the following: