Moot Court Board News

Congratulations to the Arbitration Team!

Congratulations to the arbitration team, Emily Harris, Derek Miles, Corey Shiffman, and Dale Hardy for their performance at the New York ABA Regional Competition over the weekend of November 16. The team did an excellent job representing the Law School and won one of their two rounds. Multiple judges complimented the team on their professionalism. One judge described their attorney and witness interaction as “awesome.” They thank their facilitators, Bailey Schrupp and Kristin Birkhold, the 1L volunteer Michael Farley, and all of the past competitors and local attorneys who sat as volunteer judges during practice sessions.

Congratulations to the Intrastate Mock Trial Teams

Congratulations to the Intrastate Mock Trial Teams on their performances this weekend! This year, the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law hosted the annual Intrastate Competition, with teams from the Brandeis School of Law, University of Kentucky School of Law, and Chase School of Law competing.
 
Student competitors Lindsey Howard, Tyler Peavler, Victor Glasper, and Amy Dorsch, along with team witnesses Cheyla Bush, Jessica Sapp, Landon Cox, and Kevin Shay Owens, represented UofL Law commendably. Lindsey Howard received this year's overall award for Outstanding Oral Advocate in the competition.
 
After advancing through the preliminary rounds on Saturday, both UofL teams made it to the semi-finals round on Sunday and were just narrowly defeated by UK's teams.
 
Congratulations to all who participated and thank you for all your hard work!

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Teams!
 
This weekend 2 teams travelled to Richmond, Virginia to represent the Brandeis School of Law at the 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition. The teams consisted of Benjamin Shepard and Kevin Boswell, and Alexandra Chase and Paul Casi.
 
Both teams competed admirably, with Ben and Kevin progressing on to the elimination roundSaturday after defeating a team from UK in the preliminary rounds on FridayThey beat George Mason in the quarter-finals, and then faced the team which won the best brief award in the Region, Regent University, in the semi-final round Ben and Kevin won the oral argument in an extremely tight round, but narrowly lost overall.  Not only were their oral arguments impressive, Ben and Kevin had the second place brief in the Regional competition.

Criminal Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: The Criminal Law Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 competition in Buffalo, New York!

The competition: (March 28-29) The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. Where: Buffalo, NY When: March 28-29, 2014 Who: We will send a two-member team. Your coaches are two experienced attorneys who are very excited to work with you. Cost: FREE! You will receive free travel and accommodations for this trip.

Try outs: (November 19&21) Where: UofL Brandeis School of Law When: November 19th at 1:00-3:00 PM and November 21st at 5:00PM until all candidates have presented their oral argument.

Further information will be available to candidates upon application.

Application: (Deadline: November 16)

Prior to trying out, interested candidates are expected to prepare an oral argument using the prompt from last year's competition. To apply, please send your resume and a writing sample that demonstrates your legal writing skills to sana.abhari@gmail.com.

Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Team Now Seeking Applicants!

Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? The Intellectual Property Moot Court Team is now seeking interested students who wish to participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in late March.

The 2014 Regional Competition will take place March 21-23, 2014 in Chicago, with the advancing two teams from their respective regions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. April 23-25, 2014.

Interested students should contact Andrew Marvin at andrew.marvin@louisville.edu with a copy of their resume and statement of interest. Additional information and more specific instructions will be provided to those students.

The selection of a team will be completed by the end of the semester so please send a resume and statement of interest no later than Sunday, November 17th.

Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Team Now Seeking Applicants!

Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? The Intellectual Property Moot Court Team is now seeking interested students who wish to participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in late March.

The 2014 Regional Competition will take place March 21-23, 2014 in Chicago, with the advancing two teams from their respective regions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. April 23-25, 2014.

Interested students should contact Andrew Marvin at andrew.marvin@louisville.edu with a copy of their resume and statement of interest. Additional information and more specific instructions will be provided to those students.

The selection of a team will be completed by the end of the semester so please send a resume and statement of interest no later than Sunday, November 17th.

Criminal Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: The Criminal Law Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 competition in Buffalo, New York!

The competition: (March 28-29) The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. Where: Buffalo, NY When: March 28-29, 2014 Who: We will send a two-member team. Your coaches are two experienced attorneys who are very excited to work with you. Cost: FREE! You will receive free travel and accommodations for this trip.

Try outs: (November 19&21) Where: UofL Brandeis School of Law When: November 19th at 1:00-3:00 PM and November 21st at 5:00PM until all candidates have presented their oral argument.

Further information will be available to candidates upon application.

Application: (Deadline: November 16)

Prior to trying out, interested candidates are expected to prepare an oral argument using the prompt from last year's competition. To apply, please send your resume and a writing sample that demonstrates your legal writing skills to sana.abhari@gmail.com.

ABA Regional Negotiation Competition News

We had a very successful ABA Regional Negotiation Competition at the Law School this past Saturday and Sunday. The competition was attended by 40 competitors from law schools throughout the South and Midwest, 12 coaches and alternates, 54 judges, several of our staff, and more Moot Court Board volunteers than I could count (about 20 in all, I think). Our guests repeatedly effused high praise for how well run the competition was, how helpful the judges' comments were, and how beautiful the Law School, U of L campus, and city of Louisville are.

The final results were: 1) Team L, Tulane University School of Law; 2) Team J, Cumberland Law School, Samford University; 3) Team D, University of Mississippi College of Law; and 4) Team F, Tulane University School of Law.

Very special and deep thanks goes to several people who went above and beyond the call of duty to make this such a succesful competition: Kellie Davis, Damon McCormick, Kaitlyn Jones, Lacey Gullett, Jamie Hafley, Mia Walters, Jon-Paul Moody, Becky Wenning, Becky Wimberg, Maggie Bratcher, and Ariana Levinson. Also, the catering by Expressions of You was exceptional in its quality, service, and affordability. We very much appreciate Camille and her team. And the 55 judges, composed of alumni, members of the legal community, and non-lawyer negotiators in our community, gave generously of their time, insights, judgment, and feedback. Finally, thank you to the entire Law School community for your flexibility, as the competition took up most of the Law School this weekend.

All best wishes,

Professor Tony Arnold

Criminal Law Moot Court Team Seeking Applicants!

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: The Criminal Law Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 competition in Buffalo, New York!

The competition: (March 28-29) The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. Where: Buffalo, NY When: March 28-29, 2014 Who: We will send a two-member team. Your coaches are two experienced attorneys who are very excited to work with you. Cost: FREE! You will receive free travel and accommodations for this trip.

Try outs: (November 19&21) Where: UofL Brandeis School of Law When: November 19th at 1:00-3:00 PM and November 21st at 5:00PM until all candidates have presented their oral argument.

Further information will be available to candidates upon application.

Application: (Deadline: November 16)

Prior to trying out, interested candidates are expected to prepare an oral argument using the prompt from last year's competition. To apply, please send your resume and a writing sample that demonstrates your legal writing skills to sana.abhari@gmail.com.

Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Team Now Seeking Applicants!

Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? The Intellectual Property Moot Court Team is now seeking interested students who wish to participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in late March.

The 2014 Regional Competition will take place March 21-23, 2014 in Chicago, with the advancing two teams from their respective regions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. April 23-25, 2014.

Interested students should contact Andrew Marvin at andrew.marvin@louisville.edu with a copy of their resume and statement of interest. Additional information and more specific instructions will be provided to those students.

The selection of a team will be completed by the end of the semester so please send a resume and statement of interest no later than Sunday, November 17th.