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About the Arbitration Competition
The ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition promotes greater knowledge in arbitration by simulating a realistic arbitration hearing. Participants prepare and present an arbitration case, including opening statements, witness examinations, exhibit introductions, evidentiary presentations, and summations. Experience what it is to be a professional, competent, and ethical advocate.
Competition Rules and Guidelines
Updates for the 2017-18 season will be available in the fall.
Entry and Fee Payment Deadline
September 18, 2017
Arbitration Competition Finalists
Regional Host Schools
*Schools listed in the rotation schedule are not confirmed hosts until they are listed in the Dates and Locations section below.
Once all the locations are finalized, each registered law school will be given the opportunity to rank their regional preference for Host Schools. The Law Student Division will use its best efforts to assign each school to its first or second choice. Priority will be given to those schools in geographic proximity of their first or second choice. Any School who does not complete the form will be assigned as space is available.
Each school will receive official notification of its regional assignment. Participants should not make travel plans until they have received their official regional assignment from the ABA Law Student Division and confirmation of the competition dates from the regional Host School.
A team consists of four JD candidates attending the same ABA-approved law school. Two students play the lawyers and two students play the witnesses for their side in each round. The lawyers and witnesses may change their roles from round to round but must keep their same roles in a round.
The first place team from each regional competition will advance to Finals.
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