Moot Court Team

Limited to McConnell Scholars, the McConnell Center's moot court team has enjoyed continued success at regional and national levels.

Under the direction of McConnell Scholar alumnus Neil Salyer (Class of 2001, Magoffin County), students engage theoretical and legal constructs in simulated appellate court cases. Students typically spend a semester researching, writing and practicing their oral arguments.

The McConnell Scholars Program moot court team is the only undergraduate team of its kind at the University of Louisville. Students annually compete in the Southeast Regional Moot Court Competition. Successful orators then compete at the national American Collegiate Moot Court tournament.

Past Results

    2011 - ACMCA Southeast Regional, University of Central Florida

        Individual
        7th Place: Ben Shepard (Class of 2012, Oldham County)
        18th Place: Arsh Haque (Class of 2015, Hardin County)
        Team
        2nd: Ben Shepard (Class of 2012, Oldham County) and Arsh Haque (Class of 2015, Hardin County)
        3rd: Ben Weyman (Class of 2013, Campbell County) and Melissa Moore (Class of 2014, Jefferson County)

          2010 - ACMCA Southeast Regional, University of Tampa

              Individual
              2nd Place: Ben Shepard (Class of 2012, Oldham County)
              5th Place: Andrew Carroll (Class of 2011, Kenton County)
              10th Place: Meagan Floyd (Class of 2013, Jefferson County)
              11th Place: Melissa Moore (Class of 2014, Jefferson County)

              Team
              3rd: Andrew Carroll and Ben Shepard
              4th: Meagan Floyd and Tyler Bosley
              8th: Melissa Moore and Ben Weyman

                2009 - ACMCA Midwest Regional, Wooster College

                  Individual
                  1st Place: Kirk Laughlin (Class of 2010, Oldham County)
                  8th Place: Katlin Rust (Class of 2011, Kenton County)
                  9th Place: Andrew Carroll (Class of 2011, Kenton County)