2015-2016 Arbitration Competition
Dates and Locations
Online Registration Opens
June 1, 2015
Entry and Fee Payment Deadline
September 18, 2015
Problem Distributed to Competitors
September 25, 2015
Competitors’ Names & ABA Membership ID Numbers Due
October 9, 2015
Problem Clarification Form Submission Deadline
October 16, 2015
November 6-7, 2015
November 13-14, 2015
November 20-21, 2015
(dates may vary depending on the host school)
National Finals (Chicago)
January 22-23, 2016
About the 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.
Registration for the 2015-16 Arbitration Competition is closed.
2015-16 Competition Topic: Data Security Breach
Competition Rules and Guidelines
Team Composition and Membership Requirement
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 teams from each semi-finals will advance to Finals.
All competition participants are required to be ABA members for the current school year to be eligible to compete.
In 2015-16 all student memberships are Free! Register your competitors and alternates today.
To join, please call the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221 or join here.