Student Moot Court Board
The primary function of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Moot Court Board is to organize and administer the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition and the Appellate Competition. Board membership is limited to a maximum of ten students per year and includes a mixture of second-year and third-year students.
2012-2013 Student Moot Court Board
The 2012-2013 board members (*denotes second year of service) are as follows:
- Kathryn Imler*, 2L [joint JD/MBA] (Chair)
- Rachel Divosevic*, 3L
- Brandon Gatto, 3L
- David Jones, 3L
- Andrew Levin, 3L
- Ivory Simpson, 3L
- Elizabeth Boehm, 2L
- Zach Gordon, 2L
- Cody Harding, 2L
- Amy Hewitt, 2L
Membership and Selection
Selection of board members is a competitive process that takes place during the spring term.
Pursuant to the Board’s bylaws, the faculty advisor and the Board assess candidates in three areas:
- Moot court experience, including experience prior to law school;
- Leadership and organizational experience; and
- Academic performance and references.
Absent substantial accomplishment under (1) and (2), only students with a minimum grade of A- in Legal Writing will be selected. The chair is chosen by the faculty advisor, in consultation with the Board.
Students who serve on the board during their second year are eligible to apply for a second term for their third year. As membership precludes competing in either of the competitions that the Board administers, some board members serve one year and compete in either or both of the competitions during their other year. Board members receive a stipend for their service but not credits.
Questions regarding service on the board or applying for membership should be directed to the faculty advisor, Ben Bratman.