First Year Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-ups Are Officially Open

1Ls, as you all know, this Saturday, March 23 is the day for BLS Oral Arguments 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 Advocacy Competition will begin on Monday, April 1 (times to be determined) with members of the Moot Court Board serving as judges.

The top eight competitors will advance to the Quarter-Final round which will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Moot Court Board alumni will judge these rounds.

The next four competitors will advance to the Semi-Final round which will take place on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. District Court and Circuit Court judges will judge this round.

Finally, the top two competitors will advance to the Final Round which will take place on Friday, April 5, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Judges from the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court will judge this round.

All students are invited to observe any of the rounds.

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

Sign-up sheets are available on the Moot Court Board door. A sign-up sheet will also be available on Saturday at the Hall of Justice. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any question, please feel free to email Larry Forman at L0LEVI03@louisville.edu

Good luck this Saturday and I highly urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity!