Moot Court Board News

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.

ATTENTION 1L’s – Bailiffs Needed

Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School's annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of competition will be held Saturday, October 11th. 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, Chris Elder (chris.elder@louisville.edu) or Katie Tipton (kktipt01@louisville.edu) for more information or to sign up.

Scheduled Moot Court Competitions

The Moot Court Board would like to announce the following competitions for the Fall and Spring of 2008-09:

  • Pirtle Washer Oral Argument
  • National Health Law
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial
  • ABA Regional Negotiations
  • Immigration Law
  • Trademark
  • Labor Law
  • Securities
  • ACTA National Trial Competition
  • National Tax Moot Court
  • Client Counseling
  • Animal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • Bankruptcy

Additional competitions may be added.  If there is a specific competition or an area of law that is not currently listed and you would like to see included, please inform the Moot Court Board of your interest.

Further information and a complete list of Moot Court Board Competitions can be found at the Moot Court Board homepage.