Research (LAW) (LRS)

LRS 902 - Giles Sutherland Rich, Patent Law Competition

Credits: 1-2

This patent moot court national competition is sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). The competition is comprised of regional meets in various cities across the nation and a national final meet in Washington, DC. Students write a brief and participate in oral argument during rounds of competition. Students must apply, try out, and be accepted by the Moot Court Board for this travelling team.

LRS 905 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Students wishing to engage in academic work (such as authoring or co-authoring a paper under the supervision of a faculty member, working in a supervised law firm or in-house position, or some other project, the final work product to be received by the Registrar) may be eligible and able to work with a faculty member to oversee and guide the work, as well as to provide structure, milestones, and assessment of the work. Credits, grading, and prerequisites will depend on the nature of the work and determined in conjunction with the faculty member. Students seeking out independent study can obtain a form from the Registrar’s Office and seek out a faculty member’s agreement to supervise the independent study.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

LRS 909 - Saul Lefkowitz Trademarks Competition

Credits: 1-2

This national moot court competition that focuses on issues of trademark and unfair competition, is organized by INTA and members of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee. Students write a brief and argue the case in regional and national competitions before a panel of volunteer attorneys and judges from various district and other specialized courts (TTAB, USPTO and the Federal Circuit). Students must apply, try out, and be accepted by the Moot Court Board for this traveling team.

LRS 931 - John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

Credits: 1-2

This national moot court competition focuses on timely issues of criminal procedure and criminal law at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey. Students write a brief and participate in oral argument during rounds of competition. Students must apply, try out and be accepted by the Moot Court Board for this traveling team.

LRS #932 - Ruby R. Vale Corporate Moot Court Competition

Credits: 1-2

National competition on Delaware corporate law. Sponsored by the Moot Court Honor Society of Delaware Law School. Students must have completed their 3rd semester of law school. Prereq: Advance Appellate advocacy; Bus. Assoc. or M & A. Must apply, audition and be accepted.

LRS 933 - Evans V. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Credits: 1-2

This national moot court competition focuses on constitutional law and is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin. Students write a brief and participate in oral argument during rounds of competition. Students must apply, try out and be accepted by the Moot Court Board for this traveling team.

LRS #934 - Touro Law Ctr Natl Moot Ct Comp in Law & Religion

Credits: 2

Touro Law Center hosts the National Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion. This is a national competition on US Constitutional issues of freedom or religion. Prereq: Appellate Advocacy. Permission Required.

LRS 937 - Spong Competition

Credits: 2

Students will be required to research and analyze the legal issues from all angles in relation to the research scenario. Students will practice managing a complex, large-scale legal research project and utilizing the research found into a cohesive persuasive brief. Students will need to use secondary and primary sources to understand the substantive and procedural aspects of the legal issue.

LRS #939 - Intellectual Property Law Meet

Credits: 2

This transactional lawyering competition challenges competitors to draft a term sheet for an intellectual property-focused deal, draft a mark-up of the opposing party’s term sheet, and negotiate with other teams at a regional meet (location changes). The competition problem is typically released in early September, term sheets and term sheet mark-ups are typically due in October, and the East Coast meet will likely be held in late October or early November, followed by a video-conference national meet for advancing teams. For more information, visit www.ipmeet.lawmeets.com. Professor Lembree selects (ideally by August 1) and coaches the 2 – 3 person team. Please reach out to her at Ashlyn.Lembree@Law.UNH.edu if interested in competing or supporting the competition team by serving as a pre-meet practice team. Prerequisites: none. Grading O/S/U.