Marilyn Osborn

Marilyn Osborn

"The University of Lousiville’s Brandeis School of Law has provided me with a multitude of resources to further my educational and professional growth. As a participant in various moot court competitions, I have had the opportunity to strengthen and refine my oral and written advocacy skills in numerous contexts. For instance, in the spring of 2010, I had the privilege of arguing in the final rounds of a national trademark competition at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Last fall, I argued a constitutional issue in front of a number of Kentucky’s highest-ranked judges. At present, my appellate brief regarding international intellectual property is being considered by a panel of the foremost intellectual property scholars from around the world. If selected, my partner and I will travel to Oxford, England, to compete against teams from over twenty different countries.

 

For the 2010-2011 academic year, I have the privilege of managing the school’s Moot Court Board as its president. The Moot Court Board is currently facilitating nineteen external competitions and four internal competitions, including the National Mock Trial Competition in February, 2011. Though this level of responsibility can seem daunting to a full-time law student, the experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Assuming this leadership position has allowed me to connect with both my colleagues at the law school and lawyers and judges throughout Louisville’s legal community. UofL Law’s support of the Moot Court program and other extracurricular activities provides a distinctive approach to legal education. This approach has benefitted me in countless ways and I am eager to utilize the skills I have obtained after graduation. "