Moot Court Board News

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.

Client Counseling Moot Court Tryouts - October 4

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 October 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and will last no longer than twenty minutes.

Trademark Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants

The Trademark Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year's team. The competition requires that members of the team submit a brief that is due in early January and participate in oral arguments in Atlanta, Georgia in Mid-February. We will be sending two teams with two members on each team. If there is a lot of interest for this years team, applicants may have to prepare a short oral argument in order to tryout for the team.
Any interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest (2 pages max), a resume, and a writing sample to Ross Thompson (RMThompson13@gmail.com) or Professor Lars Smith on or before Thursday, October 3, 2013. Preparing an oral argument is not necessary at this time and if it does become necessary, applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline.

Trademark Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants

The Trademark Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year's team. The competition requires that members of the team submit a brief that is due in early January and participate in oral arguments in Atlanta, Georgia in Mid-February. We will be sending two teams with two members on each team. If there is a lot of interest for this years team, applicants may have to prepare a short oral argument in order to tryout for the team.
Any interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest (2 pages max), a resume, and a writing sample to Ross Thompson (RMThompson13@gmail.com) or Professor Lars Smith on or before Thursday, October 3, 2013. Preparing an oral argument is not necessary at this time and if it does become necessary, applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline.

Client Counseling Moot Court Tryouts - October 4

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 October 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will last no longer than twenty minutes. 

American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition

Compete in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation! The Moot Court Board has approved funding to send up to two teams to compete in the Regional Competition.

Tryouts will be held October 3rd from 6-8 P.M. in the Hebel Court Room. Students interested in trying out for the teams can sign up for a time slot on the Moot Court Board Office. Students who are trying out are asked to prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem. A link to the Southern Comfort Life Insurance Co. 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. The regional trial competition is typically held during the first, second, or third week of February. The teams will be competing against students from Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. The top two teams from each Region will compete at the National Competition, which is held in Austin, Texas from March 26-30. 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 (Kim.Lynch@Louisville.edu), Matthew McClinton (Matthew.McClinton@louisville.edu) or Dean Ballard.

Try out problem: http://www.tyla.org/tasks/sites/tyla/assets/File/NTC_Regional_Problem_2010_rev_01-25-10.pdf