Moot Court Board News

Trademark Moot Court Competition Tryouts

Trademark Moot Court Competition Tryouts

Interested in Trademark Law? The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is the only competition in the United States with a focus on trademark and unfair competition law. Two teams of 2 students each will be selected to represent our law school in this competition. The regional tournament will be held in Chicago on Saturday, February 6, 2010. The National Finals will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C. During National Finals, cash prizes totaling up to $8,500 are awarded.

Tryouts consist of two parts. First, submit a short written memo: Assignments will be available beginning Monday, September 28th at the Moot Court Board Office. Submissions are due back at the Moot Court Board Office by Monday, October 5th at 9:00AM. Second, complete a 15-minute oral argument: Arguments will be heard the week of October 5th-October 9th. Sign up times will be posted on the Moot Court Board Office door. Participation is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.

For additional information, you are encouraged to visit http://www.inta.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1753&Itemid=264&getcontent=4. Please contact Jennifer Monarch with any questions at Jennifer.Monarch@gmail.com.

Apply for the Fifth Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition

Interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls are encouraged to apply for NYU's Fifth 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 time 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.     

Moot Court Board Meeting

Dont forget the Moot Court Board meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm in Rm 175. We will be discussing numerous topics and it is important all members attend to stay informed and provide feedback. We look forward to seeing you there.

Important Moot Court Board Informational Meeting for 1Ls

On Friday, September 18, 2009 at 9:50 there will be a Moot Court Board Informational Meeting for 1Ls in Rm 175. The meeting will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes and its purpose is to inform IL's of the oppportunities available to participate in Moot Court Board this year. Although 1Ls are not eligible to participate in moot court competitions, there are many opportunities to get involved. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Moot Court Board Meeting

The Moot Court Board will meet on Tuesday, September 22 in Room 175 at 12:10.  Please make every effort to attend.  Several items will be discussed. Most importantly we will discuss the upcoming Pirtle Washer Competition and what will be expected from Moot Court Board Members. See you Tuesday.

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.