October 24, 2011

Thirty-one-year-old moot court competition benched due to lack of funds

Interesting article my Google News Alerts sent me today about the Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition, which is an annual courtroom showdown between the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and the University of Georgia School of Law that is "played" on the same day as the undergraduate football game between the two SEC schools.

As you can see in this article from the Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, the competition has been canceled this year because nobody could come up with the money to fund the two schools' travel costs.

That's a shame. Seems like a pretty cool tradition -- one that dates back 31 years. Hopefully, they'll get things in order by next year.

October 19, 2011

Florida Coastal wins at NLLSA

Florida Coastal School of Law was crowned National Champion at the Fourth Annual National Latino/a Law Student Association Moot Court Competition, which took place during the NLLSA annual conference September 29 through October 1 in New Orleans. Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law came in second place, while Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and a second Florida Coastal team rounded out the final four. Fifteen teams from 12 different law schools competed.

Northern Kentucky was awarded Best Petitioner Brief, and South Texas College of Law took home honors for the Best Respondent Brief. Northern Kentucky's Jeremiah Schlotman was the tournament's Best Oralist.

October 17, 2011

William & Mary repeats at Pretrial

William & Mary Law School won its second consecutive championship at the National Pretrial Advocacy Competition this weekend, prevailing over 15 other teams in what is a mixture of moot court, mock trial, and brief writing skills. Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center was the finalist team, with Chapman University School of Law finishing in third and Georgetown University Law Center taking fourth.

Charleston School of Law, competing in the tournament for its first time, took home Best Brief honors. Emily Rigg of William & Mary was the final round's Best Advocate.

October 5, 2011

Oral argument resources

Legal Skills Prof Blog has a nice post up today about some different sites to visit to prepare for oral argument. I'd add that St. Mary's University School of Law here in the Lone Star State carries live webcasts of Texas Supreme Court arguments, and archives those arguments for later viewing.