Moot Court Board News

Try-Out for the National Moot Court Team!

Are you ready to represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition? Last semester, Professor Marcosson took 2 teams with a total of 4 competitors to Richmond, Virginia to compete against law schools across the nation. One of our teams had the second-place brief and proceeded to the semi-final round!

Try-outs will take place Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11. To have a chance to represent the school in the Fall, please sign up on the sheet posted on the Moot Court Board Office door.

Submit a brief as your writing sample (it can be your BLS brief or a previous competition's brief). You must submit the brief to Professor Marcosson by Thursday, April 3rd. For the actual try-out, be prepared to perform a 15 minute oral argument based on your brief.

Please direct any questions related to the competition or the try-outs to Professor Marcosson (smarcosson@louisville.edu). 

Congratulations to the 2014 First Year Oral Advocacy Competition Quarterfinalists!

Join the Moot Court Board in congratulating the 2014 First Year Oral Advocacy Competition quarterfinalists!

Carolyn Allen

Lindsey Boyd

Rachel Dalton

Emily Irwin

Benjamin Potash

Bradley Schmidt

Marilyn Shrewsbury

Aaron WIlliams

 

The competition continues today, Wednesday, March 26th, with quarterfinals in the Allen Courtroom starting at 4:30 p.m. All rounds are open to the public. The law school community is encouraged to attend.

FYOAC Schedule:

Quarterfinals: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:15 p.m.

Semifinals: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Final: Friday, 4:00 p.m. 

 

Try Out to Become a Member of the Arbitration Team!

Are you interested in getting great experience with a moot court team? What about the arbitration competition? The arbitration team competes in a regional competition in November and possibly in the national finals in January. See more:http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html.

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, fill out the attached form and submit it with a copy of your resume to Lily Chan (lily105@gmail.com) and Greg Mayes (gmayes@ppoalaw.com) or leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board office door. Please also sign up for an interview time by Friday, March 28th. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute closing argument on behalf of Silver Farms from the case file of last year's competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you ahve any questions about the application, tryouts, or the team, please contact Dale Hardy (dalekhardy@gmail.com). 

Info Session TODAY for Moot Court Board & Extramural Advocacy Competitions!

The information session for Moot Court Board membership and Extramural Competitions will be TODAY, Tuesday, March 25th at 12:05 in Room 275.

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB information session to hear from current officers of the Moot Court Board as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the Law School's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students and Chris Schaefer will discuss their experiences competing on trial teams and in moot court competition.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275 TODAY and lunch will be provided to attendees. See y'all there! 

Try Out to Become a Member of the Arbitration Team!

Are you interested in getting great experience with a moot court team? What about the arbitration competition? The arbitration team competes in a regional competition in November and possibly in the national finals in January. See more: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html.

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, fill out the attached form, and submit it and a copy of your resume to Lily Chan (lily105@gmail.com) and Greg Mayes (gmayes@ppoalaw.com) or leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board office door. Please also sign up for an interview time by Friday, March 28th. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute closing argument on behalf of Silver Farms from the case file of last year's competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions about the application, tryouts, or the team, please contact Dale Hardy (dalekhardy@gmail.com).

CORRECTION - Info Session TUESDAY (Tomorrow) - Moot Court & Extramural Advocacy Competition

On Friday, the Student Orgs e-mail was incorrect as to the date of the information session for Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions. The information session for Moot Court membership and Extramural Competitions will be TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 25th at 12:05 in Room 275.

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB information session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the law school's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students and Chris Schaefer will discuss their experiences competing on trial teams and in moot court competitions. The differences between moot court board membership and competing on the various extramural advocacy teams will also be explained in great detail.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275 TOMORROW and lunch will be provided to attendees. See you there! 

Sign up for the First Year Oral Argument Competition!

1Ls: As you know, First Year Oral Arguments are Saturday at the Hall of Justice. This will be your first chance (unless you've done a practice round) to argue your appellate brief in a formal setting. But, it doesn't have to end there! The First Year Oral Argument Competition startsMonday! Compete against your classmates for cash prizes while arguing the same brief you prepared for FYOA!
Preliminary Rounds are Monday the 24 and Tuesday the 25, and are judged by Moot Court Board members. (Times & locations TBA.)
The top eight competitors advance to the Quarter-Final round on Wednesday, March 26 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Moot Court Board alumni & local attorneys judge these rounds.
The top four competitors advance to the Semi-Final round on Thursday, March 27 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. District Court and Circuit Court judges will judge this round.
Finally, the top two competitors advance to the Final Round on Friday, March 28, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Judges from the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court will judge this round.

All students are invited to observe these rounds. 

Cash Prizes are involved - $500 for first place and $250 for second place!

Sign-up sheets will be available on the MCB door starting Tuesday, March 18. A sign-up sheet will also be available on Saturday at the Hall of Justice. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 23 at noon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mia Walters atmewalt04@louisville.edu.

Good luck on Saturday, and we highly urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Try Out for the Arbitration Moot Court Team!

Are you interested in getting great experience with a moot court team? What about the arbitration competition? The arbitration team competes in a regional competition in November and possibly national finals in January. See more: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form, and submit it and a copy of your resume to Lily Chan (Lily105@gmail.com) and Greg Mayes (gmayes@ppoalaw.com) or leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 28th. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute closing argument on behalf of Silver Farms from the case of last year's competition, which is also attached to this announcment.

If you have any questions about the application, tryouts, or the team, please contact Dale Hardy (dalekhardy@gmail.com).

Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy Competitions

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the Law School's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.

The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch will be provided to attendees! 

Try out for the Brandeis Arbitration Team!

Are you interested in getting great experience with a moot court team? What about the arbitration competition? The arbitration team competes in a regional competition in November and possibly national finals in January. See more: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html

 

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form, and submit it and a copy of your resume to Lily Chan (Lily105@gmail.com) and Greg Mayes (gmayes@ppoalaw.com) or leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 28th. During your interview, you will be asked to give a ten minute closing argument on behalf of Silver Farms from the case of last year's competition, which is also attached to this announcment.

 

If you have any questions about the application, tryouts, or the team, please contact Dale Hardy (dalekhardy@gmail.com).