Moot Court Board News

Moot Court Board Members

All MCB members need to stop by the MCB office this week to stuff envelopes for the first year oral arguments.  Those students who stuff the most envelopes will be first choice to be student judges at the event this year.  Please stop by and help out.

 

Thanks.  Wade

Good Luck ABA Negotiations Team

Good luck to the ABA Negotiations Competition Team!!  The team of David Scott and Scott Powell will be representing the University of Louisville School of Law at the National Competition in Los Angeles, CA February 7 and 8. 

Having finished 2nd in the regional competition last semester, Scott and Dave qualified for the national compeition this week.  Good Luck Gentlemen!!

MCB

Law Student Volunteers Needed for Moot Court

The Moot Court Board is looking for student volunteers to sit as judges for the Environmental Law Moot Court’s practice sessions.  Although not required, exposure to environmental law would be helpful.  The practice sessions are on February 7 and February 14 from 3:30-5:30.  The team’s success at the national competition rests on the quality of practice sessions.  Students’ comments and critique of the team’s oral arguments would prove extremely valuable in helping the team hone their arguments and skills.  If interested, please contact Patrick Watson at phwats01@louisville.edu or Josh Roberts at jbrobe04@louisville.edu  

Congratulations Kentucky Mock Trial Teams!!

Congratulations to UofL's Kentucky Mock Trial teams. Both teams advanced to the semi-final rounds, with the team of Dustin Thaker, Christopher Roby, Tonya Appleby, and Colleen Clemons winning the competition. UofL's other semi-finalist team consisted of Ben Weigel, Courtney Clark, Mac Adams, and Diana Kolze. The team was coached by Shelley Lemons.

Environmental Law Competition Update

 Professor Long is happy to accept writing samples (preferably a brief) for the Environmental Law Comeptition by email at andy.long@louisville.edu through Saturday, Sept 29.  

 

Original Message:

Sign up now to participate in the Environmental Law Competition to be held at Pace Law School, White Plains, New York from Feb. 21-23, 2008. Brandeis is participating in this appellate style competition for the first time this year, so all students with an interest in environmental law should show their support. A sign up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Office door, room #183. A writing sample is required and must be submitted to room #262 by Thursday, September 27, 2007. More information is posted on flyers around school, the Moot Court Office, and Prof. Long's office, room #262.

Environmental Law Competition Sign Up

Sign up now to participate in the Environmental Law Competition to be held at Pace Law School, White Plains, New York from Feb. 21-23, 2008. Brandeis is participating in this appellate style competition for the first time this year, so all students with an interest in environmental law should show their support. A sign up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Office door, room #183. A writing sample is required and must be submitted to room #262 by Thursday, September 27, 2007. More information is posted on flyers around school, the Moot Court Office, and Prof. Long's office, room #262.

TRADEMARK LAW TEAM TRYOUTS

TRADEMARK LAW TEAM TRYOUTS

The Trademark team is seeking 2-L and 3-L students interested in
intellectual property and unfair competition law. Two (2) teams of two
(2) students each will be selected to compete at the Trademark and
Unfair Competition Law Regional Tournament in Chicago on February 9,
2008.  Qualifying teams advance to the National Tournament in
Washington, D.C. on March 22, 2008.


Interested 2nd and 3rd year students should select a try-out/competition
partner and sign up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office
door by Thursday, September 27, 2007. The problem will be distributed on
Friday, September 28, 2007.

Try-out briefs are due and oral arguments will be held on October 5,
2007.  

Try-Out Requirements
1. Each team member must submit an appellate brief.  One team member
must write for the appellant and the other for the appellee.

2. The brief’s argument section may not exceed three (3) pages in
length.

3. Each team member must prepare a 12-minute oral argument for both
sides of the case problem.  Each team member will argue one side of the
case, to be determined on the day of try-outs.

Profs. John Cross and Lars Smith will serve as team coaches.  For
questions, please contact Prof. Cross at john.cross@louisville.edu.

ABA Negotiations Team

Congratulations to David Scott, Scott Powell, Elizabeth Powell, and Adam Fuller.  These four were selected to compete in the ABA Negotiations Competition.

Undergraduate Moot Court Volunteer Judges Needed

Attn: All Law Students

The undergraduate Moot Court team is in need of volunteers to judge practice Moot Court sessions at Ekstrom Library.  You would volunteer for one hour in October or the beginning of November - it is a limited time commitment.  Please contact Mary Hora at maryhora@kycourts.net or 502-595-3436 if you are interested.  This would be a beneficial opportunity for any law student and a great resume booster.

 

See Mary's description of the hypothetical below:

There is a hypothetical case that the students are arguing which the judges should read over beforehand (should take about twenty minutes).  The case involves the Congressional gun free school zones act, and the two issues are 1)the scope of the 2d Amendment right to bear arms and 2)whether in passing the act Congress exceeded its powers under the Commerce Clause.  I would be happy to provide questions to judges who are not familiar enough with con law to formulate impromptu questions.  I also think that even law students who haven't done con law yet could come up with some really good questions on the spur of the moment, especially on the 2d Amendment question.

MCB: Facilitator Information

Facilitators:

You have all been assigned to a team. Please check the MCB bulletin board or TWEN for your assignment. Then, regardless of when your team is scheduled to compete, do the following this week:

1. Contact the other facilitators on the team.
2. Contact the coach and find out when tryouts are, when the competition is, what we  need to do to register, where the competition is located.
3. Give this information to Rob DeWees by the end of the week.
4. If your team does not have  coach, contact Rob to see what needs to be done to get a coach.

Thanks, Rob