Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to the New 2013 Trademark Moot Court Team Members

The Trademark Moot Court Team has been selected.  Can you please congratulate the following students:
Robert Nemes
Kylie Parker
Miranda Ratcliffe 
Ross Thompson
Michael Tyrikos

Congratulations to the Selected Members of the 2013 Negotiation Team!

Congratulations to the 2013 members of the Brandeis School of Law Negotiation Moot Court Team:

Ryan Ballard

Patrick Markey

Alex Russell

Emily Peeler

Jeff Hellmann

Immigration Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

Interested in Immigration Law? Apply to join this years Immigration Law Team to compete at NYU in New York City this February. Please submit a statement of interest in immigration law, a resume, transcript (unofficial), and a writing sample either electronically to Jessie.Weinmann@gmail.com or in Jessie Weinmann's student mailbox by October 11th. After receiving all the application packets, Professor Trucios-Haynes will meet with the applicants and announce the chosen team by the end of October. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

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.

Congratulations to the National Trial Competition Team

We are pleased to announce the members of the two teams that will represent the Brandeis School of Law at the National Trial Competition that will be held this spring.

This year's team members are:

Lacey Gullet

Lindsey Howard

Chad Hardin

Greg Finch

 

Congratulations to these students, and thank you to everyone that showed interest in the National Trial Competition. 

Immigration Law Team Seeking Applicants!

Join the Immigration Team!
Interested in Immigration Law? Apply to join this years Immigration Law Team to compete at NYU in New York City this February! Please submit a statement of interest in immigration law, a resume, transcript (unofficial), and a writing sample either electronically to Jessie.Weinmann@gmail.com or in Jessie Weinmann's student mailbox by this Friday, OCTOBER 11. After receiving all the application packets, Professor Trucios-Haynes will meet with the applicants and announce the chosen team by the end of October. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Client Counseling Team Tryouts Today!

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 today from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and will last no longer than 20 minutes. 

Environmental Law Moot Court Seeking Applicants

The Environmental Law Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year's team. The competition requires that team members 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 (kacros02@louisville.edu) on or before Monday, October 7. If there is a lot of interest for the team, applicants may be required to prepare a short oral argument in order to tryout. Applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline if preparing an oral argument will be necessary.

National Trial Competition Tryouts are THIS Thursday, 10/3

National Trial Competition Tryouts are THIS Thursday, October 3rd.

To tryout, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem - Krista Barbour v. Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. A link for the tryout problem is below. Your opening statement or closing argument should not last longer than 10 minutes. Please also bring a copy of your resume.

The ACTL competition is a SPRING competition, with the regional competition typically held during February. The top two teams from each region will go on to compete at the National Competition, which is held in Austin, Texas from March 26-30th.

Preparation for the regional competition will begin during the fall semester. Accomodations will be made for team members who are already participating in a fall moot court board competition. Students will receive two credit hours in the spring for participating in the competition. Participation as a third-year law student will also satisfy the Capstone Course requirement for the Litigation Skills Certificate Program. Questions? Contact Kim Lynch Balkcom, Matthew McClinton (matthew.mcclinton@louisville.edu), or Dean Ballard.

Tryout Problem: http://www.tyla.org/tasks/sites/tyla/assets/File/NTC_Regional_Problem_2010_rev_01-25-10.pdf

Tryouts: October 3, 2013 from 6-8 P.M.

(Sign up outside the Moot Court Board Office!)

Environmental Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

The Environmental Law Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year's team. The competition requires that team members 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 (kacros02@louisville.eduon or before Monday, October 7. If there is a lot of interest for the team, applicants may be required to prepare a short oral argument in order to tryout. Applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline if preparing an oral argument will be necessary.