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Building the best construction lawyers one writing competition at a time

April 26, 2017

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


Eureka! Win $2,500 in California legal history writing competition

April 26, 2017

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 The society is seeking original, unpublished scholarly writing on any aspect of California legal history, ranging from the Supreme Court itself, and its justices and decisions, to local events of legal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

Federal Claims Court Bar Association

Claim your prize in the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association competition

April 25, 2017

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


Get a bite of The Big Apple with the TIPS writing competition

April 20, 2017

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


St. Mary's repeats as NAAC champions

April 10, 2017

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.

Client Counseling Competition

Nebraska wins Client Counseling Competition

March 29, 2017

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 &

Texas Tech

Texas Tech wins 2017 Arbitration Competition

January 24, 2017

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.

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

3 tips for the ABA Negotiation Competition (from last year's winner)

January 05, 2017

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

Antitrust Competition

Antitrust Law competition's prize: $2,500, a meeting, and more

December 02, 2016

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

Arbitration Competition

Negotiation, Arbitration competition finalists named

November 30, 2016

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


Submit to the 2016 Patent Quality Initiative writing competition

November 04, 2016

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

2016 NAAC Champions

2015-2016 National Appellate Advocacy Competition results

April 13, 2016

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

Glenna Morgan and Kellan Potts

Albany Law duo takes Client Counseling title

April 05, 2016

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.

Window of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity

March 10, 2016

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 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

February 09, 2016

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

Arbitration Competition: The 2015-2016 winners

Arbitration Competition: The 2015-2016 winners

January 28, 2016

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

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Testimonial: Why you should be a NAAC judge

January 12, 2016

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. 

University of Nebraska Wins Client Counseling Competition

October 01, 2012

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

University of Minnesota Law School Wins National Negotiation Competition

May 01, 2012

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

Duke University School of Law Wins National Appellate Advocacy Competition

September 01, 2011

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