Moot Court Board News

Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Securities Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 Securities Law Competition.

The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side. The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue. Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28-30, 2014

Where: Fordham University, New York City

You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will be due by November 4, 2013.

Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED!

WHEN: Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30.

WHERE: Try-outs will be held in the Hebel Courtroom. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th.

HOW: Sign up for a try-out time and return the attached Information Sheet to the folder on the Moot Court Board door in a sealed envelop by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Potential candidates must be prepared to present a 10 minute oral argument on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4704 (June 24, 2013). Potential candidates may be asked to present either side of the case at the try-out.

WHY: Team members will learn valuable skills through their participation, and will have the opportunity to compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City March 19-23, 2014.

Questions? Email Paige Clark at pclark0905@gmail.com.

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application Deadline EXTENDED

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED!

WHEN: Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30.

WHERE: Try-outs will be held in the Hebel Courtroom. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th.

HOW: Sign up for a try-out time and return the attached Information Sheet to the folder on the Moot Court Board door in a sealed envelop by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Potential candidates must be prepared to present a 10 minute oral argument on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4704 (June 24, 2013). Potential candidates may be asked to present either side of the case at the try-out.

WHY: Team members will learn valuable skills through their participation, and will have the opportunity to compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City March 19-23, 2014.

Questions? Email Paige Clark at pclark0905@gmail.com.

Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Securities Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 Securities Law Competition.

The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side. The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue. Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28 – 30, 2014

Where: Fordham University, New York City

You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will be due by November 4, 2013.

Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.

Corey Shiffman Wins 2013 Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

The Moot Court Board is proud to host the annual Pirtle-Washer Competition, an oral advocacy competition among students at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Competitors are the finalists from a school-wide preliminary competition evaluated by local practicing attorneys. The semi-final and final round winners are determined by a select panel of judges with extensive judicial experience.

This year's winner is Corey Shiffman, a second year law student and  member of the Arbitration Moot Court team. Last year, he was runner up at the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition. He currently works as a law clerk at The Rawlings Group in La Grange and enjoys spending his free time wishing he actually had some. He is glad to be back in Louisville and plans to remain and practice here after graduation.

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition was created by Law School Dean Marlin Volz in the 1960's to honor the contributions of Benjamin Washer (Dean of Jefferson School of Law, 1929-1950) and Henry Pirtle (founding member of the University of Louisville law faculty in 1846).  

Many thanks to Professor Karen Jordan for organizing the competition and also to the judges who donated their time and experience: Judge Irv Maze, Judge Janet Stumbo, Judge Charles Hickman, Justice Lisabeth Abramson, Judge David Bowles, and Judge Stephanie Burke. Without them, the Pirtle-Washer competition would not be possible.

Pictured here: Finalists Corey Shiffman (Appellant) and Lacey Gullett (Appellee). More photos are available on Flickr.

Securities Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Securities Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 Securities Law Competition.

The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. The brief is generally no longer than 35 pages and each team will only be responsible for one side. The oral competition consists of a 30-minute oral argument, where both team members will argue. Brandeis will send one team, composed of two members.

When: March 28 – 30, 2014

Where: Fordham University, New York City

You will receive free travel and accommodations while in NYC.

Interested Candidates should contact Lee Wilson at olwils01@cardmail.louisville.edu for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Applications, including resume and response to a sample problem, will be due by November 4, 2013.

Please contact Lee as soon as possible for information.

Tax Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Tax Moot Court Team is now seeking interested upper-level students who wish to participate in the upcoming National Tax Moot Court Competition.

The Florida Bar Tax Section sponsors the National Tax Moot Court Competition on an annual basis. The 2014 competition will be held February 6-8, 2014 at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Florida.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds. The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. For preliminary rounds of the oral argument competition, judges are made up of attorneys who are members of The Florida Bar Tax Section. The final and consolation rounds will be judged by judges from the US Tax Court.

Interested students should send Prof. Blackburn their resume along with a short expression of interest.  Please submit by email to tblackburn@louisville.edu. After the initial selection process, Prof. Blackburn will later ask for a meeting, mock argument and writing sample.

The selection process will begin Friday, 10-25-13. Please send in your resume and interest statement as soon as possible.

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application Deadline EXTENDED!

Employment and Labor Law Competition Application deadline EXTENDED!

WHEN: Try-outs will be held on Wednesday, october 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30.

WHERE: Try-outs will be held in the Hebel Courtroom. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Moot Court Board Room door until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th.

HOW: Sign up for a try-out time and return the attached Information Sheet to the folder on the Moot Court Board door in a sealed envelop by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Potential candidates must be prepared to present a 10 minute oral argument on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4704 (June 24, 2013). Potential candidates may be asked to present either side of the case at the try-out.

WHY: Team members will learn valuable skills through their participation, and will have the opportunity to compete in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City March 19-23, 2014.

Questions? Email Paige Clark at pclark0905@gmail.com.

Congratulations to Pirtle-Washer Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Pirtle-Washer Semi-Finalists Chadler Hardin, Lindsey Howard, Lacey Gullett, & Corey Shiffman.

Each of the competitors demonstrated incredible oral advocacy skills during the preliminary rounds on Saturday, October 19. On Saturday, October 26, the competitors will advance to the semi-final rounds of the competition held in the Allen Courtroom of the law school.

At 9:00 a.m. Corey Shiffman v. Lindsey Howard

At 10:30 a.m. Lacey Gullett v. Chad Hardin

The final round will begin at 1:00 p.m.

All students and faculty are encouraged to attend. 

Tax Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Tax Moot Court Team is now seeking interested upper-level students who wish to participate in the upcoming National Tax Moot Court Competition.
 
The Florida Bar Tax Section sponsors the National Tax Moot Court Competition on an annual basis. The 2014 competition will be held February 6-8, 2014, at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Florida.
 
The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds. The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. For preliminary rounds of the oral argument competition, judges are made up of attorneys who are members of The Florida Bar Tax Section. The final and consolation rounds will be judged by judges from the US Tax Court.
 
Interested students should send Prof. Blackburn their resume along with a short expression of interest.  Please submit by email to tblackburn@louisville.edu. After the initial selection process, Prof. Blackburn will later ask for a meeting, mock argument and writing sample.
 
The selection process will begin Friday, 10-18-13. Please send in your resume and interest statement as soon as possible.