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Trademark Law Competition Signups

Trademark Law Competition Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interest 2L, 3L, or 4L may sing up now for the Trademark Law Competition held February 7, 2014 in Atlanta.  The team’s coaches are Professor John Cross and attorney Jack Wheat from Stites & Harbinson.

To sign up, please send an email to Professor Cross at john.cross@louisville.edu containing a brief (1-2 page) essay describing the purpose or purposes of trademark law.  There is no need to discuss the federal registration system.  

No prior Trademark or IP experience is necessary.  However, if you do have some experience, please include it in your essay.

The deadline for submission is October 6, 2014.

Direct any questions to Annale Renneker, at annals.renneker@louisville.edu

Savannah Trial Advocacy Competition Tryouts!

Attention all 2L and 3L Students!

 

      Tryouts for the Savannah Trial Advocacy Competition will be held on October 7, 8, and 9, beginning at 6:00 pm.

      To tryout you must submit your resume into a manila envelope labeled Savannah Trial Team Competition, as well as place your name on the sign up sheet next to the time you would like to interview/tryout (both the envelope and sign up sheet will be displayed on the Moot Court Board Office door).  The deadline to submit your resume and choose a time to interview/tryout is October 6th at 3:00 pm. 

      This is a criminal law trial competition and it requires its competitors to be both the state and defense and all witnesses.  We would like all interested parties to arrive 15 minutes prior or 15 minutes after the time you choose to interview/tryout.  This is to ensure that all persons will have a witness to direct/cross examine during their interview/tryout time.  

     During the tryout you will be expected to deliver a two minute opening for either side, a three minute direct of any of the witnesses, a three minute cross of any of the witnesses, and a 3 minute closing for the same side you opened for.  

     This is the first year University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law has competed in this competition as it is invitation only.  This represents an excellent opportunity for any person who may be interested in litigation!

      There are four available slots for the team.

      The competition is hosted in Savannah Georgia and will Start on November 14 and 15, but the team will trace and arrive in Savannah on November 13.

 

Case material:  all interested parties need to contact Marilyn Shrewsbury at mlnels02@carmail.louisville.edu and she will send you the necessary case material in order to prepare for your tryout/interview.  

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, such as an inability to attend tryouts due to a conflict please email Marilyn Shrewsbury at mlnels02@cardmail.louisville.edu or assistant Professor Lebron at arosario.lebron@louisville.edu.


Client Counseling Team Try Outs

TRY OUT FOR THE CLIENT COUNSELING TEAM

 

Client Counseling Team try outs will be held Friday October 10, from 1-4pm in room 270!  To try out please sign up as a pair on the sign up sheet on the Moot Court Board Door.  All those interest must sign up by October 3rd.  Please send an email to Jlwein02@louisville.edu on or before this date.  The interest parties will receive information about the try outs in their student mail boxes.  Don’t miss an opportunity to hone your client service skills!  Please direct any questions to Jessie Weinmann at Jlwein02@louisville.edu.

National Mock Trial Team Tryouts

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s!!!!

 

Notional Mock Trial Team tryouts will be held on Tuesday, September 30th beginning at 5:00pm.  The application process will consist of submitting a resume and a 5-10 minute opening or closing argument performed before the coaches.  To sign up, please write your name on the sign-up sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door and place your resume in the designated folder also on the door.  See the attachment below for the materials needed to prepare your opening or closing argument.  The deadline to apply is Saturday, September 27th.  The schedule for tryouts will be announced via email to the applicants on Sunday, September 28th and will be placed on the Moot Court Board Office door.  

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact either Madison Shoffner (madisonshoffner@gmail.com) or Carolyn Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com).

 

 

Preview attachment National Mock Trial tryout materials.pdfNational Mock Trial tryout materials.pdf5.4 MB

Patent/IP Law Moot Court Sign Ups

Patent/IP Law Moot Court Sign Ups

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial IP/Patent Law Moot Court Competition, held sometime in late March or early April.  The exact date and location should be available mid-October.  The school can send up to two teams with two competitors each to the competition.  The teams' coaches are Kevin Duncan and Jeffrey Haeberlin.  Team practices will begin in January.  This competition does require a written brief, but it should not interfere with finals.  The brief will not be due until sometime in January, giving students time over Christmas break to complete it.

 

To sign up, either send a copy of your resume to Professor Cross at john.cross@louisville.edu, or drop off a copy of your resume in person to his office in Room 248.  Students with scientific or technical backgrounds are preferred but not required.  The deadline for submitting your resume is Monday, September 29th at 5:00 PM.  

 

If students have any questions about the competition, please email David Cutt at ddcutt01@louisville.edu.  

Pirtle-Washer Competition Results

Congratulations to everyone that competed in the Pirtle-Washer Competition.  The judges were very impressed.  A very big congratulations to the competitors below who are moving on to the Semi-Final round.  The Semi-Final and Final rounds will be on Friday September 26, at 3:00 pm in the Allen Court Room.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  

 

 

   1. Ben Shepard

   2. Aaron Riggs

   3. Daniel Reed

   4. Emily Devouno

 

 

  The Quarter-Finalists were:

     1. Christine Shannon (Tied)

     2. Tyler Peavler (Tied)

     3. Ben Shepard

     4. Daniel Reed

     5. Emily Devouno

     6.  Aaron Riggs

     7. Issac Fain

     8.  Kevin Boswell

 

    Sana Abhari would like to thank the scoring team, and Dean Nowka for their help and guidance.  Also, thank you to all the attorney who participated as judges and volunteered their time on Saturday.  A special thanks to the entire Moot Court team and the wonderful facilitators Megan Diffenderfer, Whitney Graham, and Laura Tapp.

Patent/IP Law Moot Court Sign Ups

Patent/IP Law Moot Court Sign Ups

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial IP/Patent Law Moot Court Competition, held sometime in late March or early April.  The exact date and location should be available mid-October.  The school can send up to two teams with two competitors each to the competition.  The teams' coaches are Kevin Duncan and Jeffrey Haeberlin.  Team practices will begin in January.  This competition does require a written brief, but it should not interfere with finals.  The brief will not be due until sometime in January, giving students time over Christmas break to complete it.

 

To sign up, either send a copy of your resume to Professor Cross at john.cross@louisville.edu, or drop off a copy of your resume in person to his office in Room 248.  Students with scientific or technical backgrounds are preferred but not required.  The deadline for submitting your resume is Monday, September 29th at 5:00 PM.  

 

If students have any questions about the competition, please email David Cutt at ddcutt01@louisville.edu.  

Environmental Moot Court Team Participants Sought

Then Environmental Law Moot Court Team is seeking applicants who would likely to compete on this year’s team.  The competition requires that team member submit a brief that is due in early December and participate in oral arguments in White Plains, NY in mid-February.  We will be sending one team consisting of two or three students.

 

Any interested candidate needs to submit a letter of interest (1 page max), a resume, and a legal writing sample to Kathryn Cross (kathryn.cross90@gmail.com) on or before Tuesday October 7, 2014.  If there is a lot of interest for the team, applicants may be required to prepare a short oral argument in order to tryout.  Applicant will be notified soon after the application deadline if preparing an oral will be necessary.

Intrastate Trial Team Tryouts

Try Out for the Intrastate Mock Trial Team!

 

Tryouts for this year’s Intrastate Trial Team will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom.  To tryout, you must place you name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door.  During the try-out, you will be expected to deliver an opening statement that is no longer than 5 minutes.  Your opening statement should be given for the side of the case of which you sign up (i.e., if you sign up under plaintiff column, you will give the plaintiff;s opening statement and vice versa), and should be based upon the case materials provided below.

 

Case Materials: http://www.tyla.org/tyla/assets/File/NTC%202012%20National%20Problem%2002-22-12(1).pdf

 

The Kentucky Intrastate Trial competition will go from Friday, November 6th until Sunday November 8th, in Lexington, Kentucky.  The 2014 team’s coaches are Chris Schaefer, and attorney at Stoll Keenon Ogden, and Lindsey Howard, a recent graduate and former “Outstanding Oral Advocate”of the 2013 competition.  If you are unable to attend try-outs because of a conflict, or you have another question pertaining to the team, please contact Chris (Christopger.schaefer@skofirm.com) and Lindsey (lhoward@goldbergsimpson.com) to arrange an alternate time.  

Transactional LawMeet Competition 2015 Participants Sought

Transactional LawMeet Competition 

2015 Participants Sought

The 2015 Transactional LawMeet® is the premier "moot court" experience for students interested in a transactional practice. The competition is designed to give law students “hands-on experience” in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills at three distinct phases:  original drafting; document review and comment; and negotiation.  Though much of the work takes place during the first half of the spring semester, the competition begins on December 12, 2014, when the Case Statement is published and sent to all participating.  Specifically, each team must participate in the client conference calls to finalize their draft, before delivering the proposed agreement to the opponent (due February 6, 2015).  Thereafter, each team must undertake a document review and prepare a mark-up to each draft agreement submitted by the opposing teams they will encounter at the Regional Meet (due February 20, 2015).  Finally, all teams meet to negotiate the contours of the deal at the Regional Meet on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Any student interested in participating in the 2015 Transactional LawMeet is invited to submit his or her statement of interest and general availability to Professor Nicholson at lisa.nicholson@louisville.edu. Your statement should reference: a) why you are interested in the Transactional LawMeet Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with drafting and negotiations (including any past or current classes, externships or other work experience); c) your time availability for team meetings and practices during the evenings and perhaps on weekends from mid-December through, at least, February 2015; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach your resume if you would like but it is not necessary. 

The deadline for the statement of interest is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  However, if you have limited drafting and negotiation experience (or if you simply would like to increase your selection chances), you may also submit a response to the “Exercise” – copies are available from the envelope that is thumbtacked to Room 262’s door.  Please return the completed Exercise no later than noon on Friday, September 26, 2014.  

Thank you for your interest!