Research (LAW) (LRS)

LRS 902 - Giles Sutherland Rich, Patent Law Competition

Credits: 1-2

The patent moot court competition is sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Must have completed 3rd semester of law school. Prereq: Advance Appellate advocacy; patent law or IP course. Must apply, audition and be accepted.

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.

LRS 909 - Saul Lefkowitz Trademarks Competition

Credits: 1-2

The national trademark law moot court competition is sponsored by the Brand Names Education Foundation. Students must have completed their 3rd semester of law school. Prereq: Advance Appellate advocacy; trademark law – prior or concurrent. Must apply, audition and be accepted.

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

Credits: 1-2

National criminal procedure moot court competition focuses on timely issues of criminal procedure and criminal law at Seton Hall University School of Law. Prereq: Adv. Appellate Ad, Criminal Pro & Criminal Law. Students must have completed their 3rd semester of law school. Must apply, audition and be accepted.

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

National constitutional law moot court competition sponsored by the University of Wisconsin. Students must have completed their 3rd semester of law school. Prereq: Advance Appellate advocacy; constitutional law. Must apply, audition and be accepted.

LRS 935 - BMI/Cardozo, Copyright/Entertainment Competition

Credits: 1-2

This moot court competition challenges competitors to write an appellate brief on entertainment law issues, typically copyright and trademark issues. After the brief is submitted, competitors prepare for oral argument by mooting their arguments before faculty, outside practitioners, and other students. Students must have been selected for this competition during moot court tryouts to register for it. See http://cardozobmi.info/ for additional description.

LRS 936 - ABA Client Counseling Competition

Credits: 2

The ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. They conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client and then explain how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation. Eligibility: Open to all JD students. Instructor permission required to enroll. Course format: competition. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course must be taken for an S/U grade.

LRS 938 - Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition

Credits: 1-2

The 30th Annual August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Moot Court Competition is the only national competition devoted to products liability law. The competition honors Mr. August A. Rendigs, Jr. (1895-1988), one of Cincinnati’s most respected trial lawyers. This competition is open to thirty teams from ABA-accredited law schools.

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.