I was a 1L when I first heard about the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition. It was right before finals in 2016, and I remember receiving an email from our school telling us that St. Mary’s had won the championship. I remember thinking how incredible a feat
Submissions are now being accepted for the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence’s 14th Annual Law Student Writing Competition. Law students are invited to submit articles addressing domestic and sexual violence and the law from a national or international perspective. Submissions should further the legal needs of
The American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law is looking for the best law student writers in the country in its Law Student Writing Competition. The Forum introduces itself to the next generation of construction lawyers and strives towards its mission of Building the Best Construction Lawyers. And, deserving law student writers
The California Supreme Court Historical Society is taking entries for its Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition. The society is seeking original, unpublished scholarly writing on any aspect of California legal history, ranging from the Supreme Court itself, and its justices and decisions, to local events of legal historical
The United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association's annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2016-2017 academic year is underway. The goal of this competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics involving claims against the federal government that lie within the jurisdiction of the Court of
Law students, you have a little over a week to enter the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Law Student Writing Competition! The competition is open to any law school student in good academic standing, over the age of 18, who is a member of the American Bar Association
The winner of the 2016-2017 American Bar Association Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) is the St. Mary's University School of Law team of Billy Calve, Devin deBruyn, and Sophia George. This is the second year in a row that St. Mary's has won NAAC.
The finals of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition took place on March 17-18 at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Okla. Here were the results: National First Place University of Nebraska College of Law Jenna L. Cope, Kari Krier Schmitz, Alan Frank National Second Place Lewis &
The team of Brian Kennedy and Briana Al Taqatqa from Mitchell Hamline School of Law was named National Champion at the 2016-2017 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.
Texas Tech University School of Law won the ABA Law Student Division's 2017 Arbitration Competition on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Here is the complete list of finalists.
Let me first commend you on your excellent decision to participate in the ABA Negotiation Competition. As you practice with your team and go through back-to-back negotiations in the competition, you will grow both personally and professionally by getting to really know yourself as a negotiator and learning how to
Do you have a published note, comment, or article in an ABA-accredited law school review or journal? Does the subject of the article address civil and criminal antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection, or international competition law? Want to get recognized for your writing and win money? If you answered
The regionals are over – and several law students can start making plans for seeing Chicago in winter! We've named the finalists for two of our competitions: the Arbitration Competition finals will be Jan. 20-21; Negotiation Competition's final rounds will be in Chicago from Feb. 3-4. Here are your finalists! Arbitration Competition Finalists Creighton
The Patent Quality Initiative, an education, information and advocacy effort with the goal of improving the use and reliability of patents nationwide, is currently hosting a patent quality writing competition open to any law students in the U.S. Law students have an opportunity to influence the narrative on
The finals of the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition were held at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago from April 7-9, 2016. Here are the winners of the team and individual awards. Photos can be found on our Facebook page. National Champion St. Mary's
Last weekend, the finals of the ABA Law Student Division's Client Counseling Competition took place at Baylor Law School in Waco, Tex. This year's topic was criminal law and procedure.
Before the Blog gets a lot of news on events, openings, and competitions. We'll be keeping you up to date with some of them in occasional roundups. Here is our first installment of Windows of Opportunity.
The final rounds of the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition were held Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 in San Diego during the ABA's Midyear Meeting. The winners were the team of Mackenzie Drutowski and Jeffrey Wysong of Northwestern University School of Law (pictured at top). More photos are available
On Jan. 22 and 23, the regional champions in the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition gathered in Chicago to battle it out and crown the overall winner. This year's topic was data security breach. Here are the results: First Place: Mississippi College School of Law Caylan Dunnells Ira Rushing Matt Walton Ed
The Law Student Division is currently seeking judges for its four competitions, including for the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The regional rounds will be held in Boston, Brooklyn, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., so there might be a regional not far from where you are.
By Hanna Jamar. Christine Baughman and Audrey Johnson from the University of Nebraska College of Law are the national champions of the ABA Law Student Division’s 2011–12 Client Counseling Competition held March 16–17 at North Carolina Central School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. There were 137 teams from 91 ABA-approved law
By Derek Andrews. It wasn’t quite March Madness yet, but New Orleans experienced a level of competition that surpassed the Final Four when 24 teams from 23 law schools across the nation competed in the ABA Law Student Division National Negotiation Competition during the Midyear Meeting on February 3–4. Bobby Mir and
By Zelideth Maguina. Duke University School of Law’s team of Karen Beach, Catherine Lawson, and Benjamin Baucom narrowly defeated the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law team of Kim Bowman, Jeremy Ehrlich, and Conness Thompson to become the 2010–11 National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) national champions. The championship round