Moot Court Board News

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.

Moot Court Board Data on TWEN

All members of the Moot Court Board should sign-up for the Moot Court Board TWEN site.  MCB information and updates will be distributed via TWEN, so please sign-up as soon as possible.

2008-09 National Moot Court Team Selected

Congratulations to the four students selected to represent the law school next year on the National Moot Court Team. The four students are:

Barry Dunn
Steve Mattingly
Brian Stempien
Duffy Trager

Thanks to all the students who took time to prepare and tryout during this hectic period before finals.

MCB Facilitators

Facilitators:

Please come by the Moot Court Board Room by Friday, April 18, and confirm that we have the correct names on your team's roster. It is placed on the bulletin board inside the office.

Thanks, Rob

Moot Court Board Announces New Members

Congratulations to the new members of the 2008-2009 Moot Court Board

  • Jerred Kelly
  • Chad Propst
  • Courtney King
  • Algeria Ford
  • Erin Blake
  • Brian Stempien 
  • Andrew Palmer
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Alicia Paez
  • Anne Trout
  • Elisabeth Luff
  • Barry Dunn
  • Johnna Spicer
  • Lauren Bean
  • Jessicia Kingsley
  • James Taylor
  • Ashley Gillenwater
  • Josh Speirs
  • Lily Chan
  • Matthew Stauble
  • Andrew Henson
  • Victor Revill
  • Jennifer Tarrance
  • Adam Stotts
  • Mari-Elise Gates
  • Jim Schmidt 
  • Elizabeth Gersh
  • Rexena Napier
  • John Gueltzow
  • Brian Fayman
  • Chelsea Castiglioni
  • Ebert Haegle
  • David Haney
  • Kassendra Glynn

If any new member can help with the National Moot Court tryouts, please email phwats01@louisville.edu-- ASAP. 

Moot Court Board Interviews April 9

Interviews for the Moot Court Board will be held this Friday, April 9. All students interested in becoming a part of the Moot Court Board must first complete an application and sign up for an interview.

Applications and the interview sign-up list are located on the door of the MCB office.