Moot Court Board News
The ABA Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which you, acting as a team of two attorneys, are presented with a typical client matter. The topic this year is First Amendment.
The initial tryouts are on October 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will last no longer than twenty minutes. Students must sign up in pairs.
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We are pleased to announce the members of the two teams that will represent the Brandeis School of Law at the National Moot Court competition in Richmond, VA this November:
Team 1: Kevin Boswell and Ben Shepard
Team 2: Paul Casi and Alexandra Chase
Congratulations to these students, and thank you to everyone that showed interest in the National Moot Court Team!
The 2014 Transactional LawMeet is the premier "moot court" experience for students interested in a transactional practice. The competition's designed to give law students a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills at three distinct phases. First, students work in teams and prepare a proposed draft agreement on or before February 7, 2013. Second, each team prepares mark-ups to draft agreements prepared by the teams they will encounter during the three-round Regional Meet. Finally, opposing teams meet to negotiate the contours of the deal at the Regional Meet on February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Though much of the work takes place during the first half of the spring semester, the competition begins on December 13, 2013, when the participating teams are sent the fact pattern.
Students who are interested in participating in the Transactional LawMeet are invited to submit their statement of interest and availability to Professor Nicholson at email@example.com. Your message should include: 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 or other experience); c) your time availability for meetings and practices in the evenings and perhaps weekends during mid-December, January and February; d) your cell phone number and your email address. You may attach your resume if you would like but it is not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Monday, September 16, 2013.
If there is more expression of interest than the 2-4 spots available on the team(s), preference may be given to students either with more drafting and negotiation experience, or who have submitted more earnest and persuasive statements of interest notwithstanding their limited business experience. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you may contact 3Ls Donovan Potter and Jesse Genova, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest!
Today is the last day for any 2L, 3L or 4L to contact Professor Marcosson about joining the National Moot Court Team.
Professor Marcosson has office hours in room 254 - Monday & Wednesday 3:00-5:00, and Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-4:00. Feel free to stop by at other times to see if he is in. You can also e-mail him (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There may still be spots available for any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L to join the National Moot Court Team. This is a Fall semester competition, so the deadline to contact Professor Marcosson is next week on Thursday, September 12.
Professor Marcosson has office hours in room 254 - Monday & Wednesday from 3:00-5:00, and Tuesday & Thursday from 2:00-4:00. Feel free to stop by at other times to see if he is in. You can also e-mail him at email@example.com.