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2015-2016 Winners and Finalists

On Jan. 22 and 23, 2016, 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. The winners were from Mississippi College School of Law (pictured above). Full results»

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.

The 2015-2016 Arbitration Competition ended with the finals on Jan. 23, 2016.

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.

To join, please call the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221 or join here.

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