Moot Court Board News

Pirtle Washer Semi-Final and Final Rounds

On Friday October 9, 2009 the finals rounds of Pirtle-Washer will be held in the Allen Courtroom.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The schedule of arguments is as follows:

9:00 a.m. Duffy Trager v. Algeria Ford

10:30 a.m. Eric Lowe v. Barry Dunn

1:00 p.m. The winners of each semi-final round will compete in the finals.

The semi-final rounds arguments will be heard by Judge John Heyburn of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Chief Circuit Judge Charles Hickman of Kentucky's Fifty-Third Judicial Circuit, and Judge Glenn Acree of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.  

The final round arguments will be heard by Judge Heyburn, Chief Judge Hickman, Judge Denise Clayton of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Ann Bailey Smith of the Jefferson District Court.  Good luck to the competitors!

For the first time ever, the semi-final and final rounds will be streamed live on the World Wide Web.  Watch it here!

Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists for Pirtle Washer

The Moot Court Board sponsored the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the annual Pirtle-Washer Competition last weekend at the Hall of Justice.  Sixteen upper-level students participated in the competition, the law school's most prestigious in-house competition.
 
Algeria Ford, Barry Dunn, Duffy Trager, and Eric Lowe advanced to this Friday's semi-final rounds.  Additionally, Brian Pollock, Courtney Phelps, Doug Dawson, and Marilyn Osborn advanced to the quarterfinals.
 
The semi-finals will be held in the Allen Courtroom, with the first argument scheduled for 9 a.m. and the second argument for 10 a.m.  The finals will be held at 1:00.  Everyone is invited to attend the arguments and a short reception honoring the contestants after the final round.  Pairings and judges will be announced later this week.

Congratulations to the Members of the 2009-2010 Negotiation Team

Congratulations to Andrew Henson, Doug Dawson, Heather Sidwell, and Meg Stewert for being named to the 2009-2010 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.  They will be competing in the Regional Tournament November 7-8.  Thanks to all who expressed interest in the Competition.

Client Counseling Competition Signups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Client Counseling Competition.  The Regional Competition will be held on February 19-20 in Lansing, MI and the National Competition will be held on March 19-20 in Waco, TX.  The team’s coaches are Professor Leslie Abramson and Attorney Paul Schurman. 

 

There is a signup sheet available outside the Moot Court Board door.  The deadline for signups is October 13th.  Tryouts will be limited to the first 12 teams that sign up.  Tryouts will take place on Friday October 16th in room 270 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  Professor Abramson will be showing a video of a past competition on Tuesday October 13th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in room 270.

 

Once you have signed up please email Aaron Dyke and he will email you a client scenario that you will be expected to act out during your tryouts.

 

You must sign up in teams and will be judged as a team.  The person who you sign up with will be the person you compete with if you are selected.

 

Practices will take place on Saturdays at Paul Schurman’s office, which is located in Middletown.  You must be able to practice on Saturday mornings in January and February as well as once during the week.  This event is an American Bar Association event and team members must be a student member of the ABA (student membership is $25). 

 

Only one team of two members is allowed in the competition.

 

Direct any questions to Aaron Dyke (aaron.dyke@gmail.com).

Trademark Moot Court Competition Deadline for Sign Ups

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 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.

 

The deadline to sign up for the team is Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00.  The sign up sheet is on the Moot Court Board door.

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.

Animal Law Moot Court Tryouts

The Animal Law Moot Court Team will be holding tryouts toward the end of October. Anyone who is interested should sign up by Friday, October 2. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of the Moot Court Board room (across from the Washer lounge on the ground floor). The competition takes place at Harvard University, typically in February. The Animal Law moot court competition has both a brief-based oral argument competition and a closing argument competition (in which you prepare only a closing argument for a set of facts). You may sign up for either. We will contact you with further details once we see how many are interested in trying out. Contact Josh Speirs (josh.speirs@louisville.edu) with any further questions.

National Trial Competition Tryouts

National Trial Competition Try-Outs Try-Outs will be held Tuesday, October 13th from 11-1 and from 5-7 in the Allen Courtroom. All 2L’s & 3L’s are encouraged to try-out by preparing an opening or closing statement based on last year’s problem (not to exceed 10 minutes) and submitting a resume.  A sign up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board door. Sign up by Monday, October 12th. For a copy of last year’s problem (State of Lone Star v. Micah Victor) and for more information about the competition see the official website at http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc.html If you have any questions & to submit your resume please contact Daniel Cameron: djc215@gmail.com orBen Basil: bsbasi01@louisville.edu

Patent Law Moot Court Signups

Patent Law Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Patent Law Moot
Court Competition, held March 20-22 in Chicago or Houston.  The team’s
coach is Professor John Cross.

There is a sign up sheet available outside the Moot Court Board door. The deadline
for sign-ups is 5 p.m. on October 1st.  A brief problem will be emailed
to interested students by October 2nd and will be due back to Professor
Cross by 5 p.m. on October 9th.
Professor Cross will review the submissions and, if necessary, hold oral
tryouts on October 12th to select team members.

Currently, only one team of two members is allowed in the competition
from each school.

Direct any questions to Maddie Schueler (meschu07@louisville.edu).

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held February 18-20, 2010 in White Plains, New York.  The team's coach is Carey Peter.

To sign up, send an e-mail to Carey Peter, acpete@gmail.com and Cameron Griffith, ccgrif01@gmail.com containing your resume and a writing sample in Microsoft Word format:

The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday September 30, 2009 at noon.

Information regarding the competition can be found online at: http://www.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=23579

The maximum number of participants is three.  Any questions regarding the competition or requirements listed above may be directed to Cameron Griffith (ccgrif01@gmail.com).

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.