Moot Court Board News

Immigration Law Moot Court Tryouts

Interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls are encouraged to apply for the fourth
annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition coached by Professor
Trucios-Haynes.  You will not only gain valuable experience in
brief-writing and oral advocacy, but you will also increase your
knowledge on current key issues in immigration law.  The competition
will be held at NYU School of Law in Greenwich Village, New York on
February 19-21, 2010.  Students must be available during the holiday
break.

Applications to participate must be received no later than Friday,
October 16th by 5p.m.  Please slide the following materials under the
Moot Court Board (MCB) office door in a sealed envelope:

1. One Page Statement of
      Interest in Immigration
2. Writing Sample
3. Résumé
4. Unofficial Transcript

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 26th between 11a.m. and
4p.m.  Please sign up for a slot posted on the MCB office door.  If the
times do not work for you or if you would like more information, please
contact Jamie L. Izlar, Team Facilitator, at jlizla01@louisville.edu.

Negotiations Competition--Deadline Friday

The Moot Court Board is sponsoring two teams to participate in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.  The Regional Competition will take place November 7-8 at Thomas Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, MI.  The National Finals will be held February 5-6 in Orlando, FL.  U of L won the national competition in 2007-2008.  This competition does not involve writing a brief. 

Interested 2L, 3L, and 4L students should sign up on the Moot Court Board door by September 18, 2009.  Depending on the level of interest, Coach Dave Scott of the Commonweath Attorney's Office may request additional information and hold tryouts for those who sign up. 

Participants must join the ABA Law Student Division and pay a $25 membership fee.  Note that the Regional date conflicts with the November MPRE.  You may take the MPRE in the spring to avoid this conflict.  See flyers around the law school for more information, or visit the competition's website at:

http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/negotiation/

 

Please contact Mark Fendley at mafend01@louisville.edu with any questions.

Congratulation to this Year's International Arbitration Moot Court Competition Team Members

Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to participate in this years International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. The competition takes place in Vienna, Austria in the Spring of 2010. Please congratulate them and wish them luck as they compete.

 

Marshall Casey
Andrea Fagan
James Fisher
David Haney
Elisabeth Luff
Ryan Polczynski
Chris Smith

Law Student Negotiation Competition Tryouts

The Moot Court Board will sponsor two teams to participate in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.  The Regional Competition will take place November 7-8 at Thomas Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, MI.  The National Finals will be held February 5-6 in Orlando, FL.  This is a competition that we won in 2007-2008.  This competition does not involve writing a brief.  Interested 2L, 3L, and 4L students should sign up on the Moot Court Board door by September 18, 2008.  Participants must join the ABA Law Student Division and pay a $25 membership fee.  Note that the Regional date conflicts with the November MPRE.  You may take the MPRE in the spring to avoid this conflict.  See flyers around the law school for more information, or visit the competition's website at:

http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/negotiation/

Depending on the level of interest, there may be tryouts and we may request additional information from you.

 

Please contact Mark Fendley at mafend01@louisville.edu with any questions.

ATTENTION 1L’S – BAILIFF’S NEEDED FOR PIRTLE WASHER COMPETITION

ATTENTION 1L’S – BAILIFF’S NEEDED

Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School’s annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of the competition will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009. This is a great opportunity for first-year law students to get involved and learn what to expect in first-year oral arguments. If you are interested in working as a bailiff, please attend the informational meeting on Monday September 14, 2009 at 3:45 in the Moot Court Board Office. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Johnna Spicer (jaspic03@louisville.edu) or James Fisher (mrjsfisher@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up.

Pirtle-Washer 2009 Signups

It is now time for the annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition signups. The competition is open to all 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's. A signup sheet is located on the Moot Court Board office door. The deadline for signups is this Friday, September 11 at 1:30 pm. Information packets, including the problem and all related materials, will be put in your mailbox on Monday, September 13. Signing up on the door of the Moot Court Board office is not a final commitment to participate. After reviewing the packet and problem, you will need to sign the contract included in the packet and return it to Johnna Spicer's mailbox no later than 5:30 pm on Monday, September 21, 2009. Please contact Johnna Spicer with any additional questions.

International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition March 26, 2010 – April 1, 2010Vienna, Austria.

The Moot Court Board is currently accepting interest sheets for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.Interested applicants must submit the interest sheet and a writing sample no later than Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 3pm.  Both documents should be submitted to the Moot Court Board office (under the door).  Please contact Roz Cordini with any questions (roz.cordini@louisville.edu) Two team members will be selected to participate in oral arguments, although others may participate in different aspects of the team.  Any member selected for the oral argument team must have a valid passport in hand by 12/1/09.   Team members are also encouraged to participate in pre-Moot competitions.  This competition is brief based and requires both a claimant and respondent brief.   The problem for the brief will be available 10/2/09.  The claimant brief is due 12/3/09 and the respondent brief is due 1/21/10.  For more information on this exciting competition go to http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/vis.html. 

Congratulations to the New Members of the KY Intrastate Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to Heend Sheth, Cameron Griffith, Sandra Moon, Matt Russell, Brant Sloan, Phil Lawson, Marlow Riedling, and Ashley Wiggins for making the KY Intrastate Mock Trial Team.  The team is coached by Laura Rice, Colleen Clemons, and Chris Coffman.  The competition will be held in Kenton County, Kentucky on November 13-14, 2009.

Congratulations to Health Law Moot Court Team Members

Congratulations to Noelle Rao, Eric Lowe, and Mark Fendley for making the National Health Law Moot Court Team. The team is coached by Professor Jordan and will participate in the competition held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois on November 6-7th. Good luck to all the participants!

National Health Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois November 6-7.  The team’s coach is Professor Jordan.  At least one team of two students will be selected for the competition.  Additional students may be selected based on competition interest.   

Interested students must submit the following to the Moot Court Board Office in a sealed envelope (place under the door if no one is there):

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of interest (1 page maximum)
  3. Writing sample (brief, memo, etc.)

The deadline for submission of these items is Thursday, Aug. 20th at 4:00. 

Professor Jordan will review the submissions and will conduct interviews on Friday, Aug 21st beginning at 3pm.  Students will explain the substance of their legal argument or analysis from their writing sample in the interviews.

Students who satisfactorily participate in the competition will receive two hours of academic credit.  Additionally, students will enhance their writing skills by completing a written brief.  The brief is due on October 2.

Finally, the MPRE is also given on November 7.  Students taking Professional Responsibility may still participate in the competition and take the MPRE in the spring.

The competition's website is http://www.law.siu.edu/healthlawmootcourt/.

 

Direct any questions to Andrew Swafford.