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Drake wins 2018 ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition

Drake Law School

Drake University Law School won the 2018 ABA Law Student Division National Arbitration Competition on Saturday, Jan. 20 at ABA Headquarters in Chicago. This year’s topic was intellectual property and trade secrets.

For photos from the competition, visit our Facebook page, ABA for Law Students. Here is the complete list of finalists.

The 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.

National Champions

Drake School of LawDrake University Law School (Aqua)
Olivia Brooks, Jordan Garrison-Nickerson, Rachael Irlbeck, Gabriel Walsh

Second Place

Michigan State Law SchoolMichigan State University College of Law (Ivory)
Xavier Burns, Alex Burridge, Collin Good, Deonee High

National Semifinalists

Duquesne University School of LawDuquesne University School of Law (Chartreuse)
Ashlyn Mathoslah Grim, Aaron McDonough, Brazitte Poole, Lydia Wardi

Liberty Law SchoolLiberty University School of Law (Fuchsia)
Laura King, Sydney Phillips, Bennett Traylor, Matthew Westmoreland

The National Finals teams also included:

Mississippi College School of Law (Blue)
Brittany Brown, Sam Goff, Brittney Pinon, Amber Stewart

Mississippi College School of Law (Lavender)
John Franklin, Mitchell Harthcock, Meaghan Jordan, Jimmy Yocom

Stetson University College of Law (Evergreen)
Max Brown, Caroline Garrity, Olivia Mejido, Meghan Sullivan

University of Louisville – Louis D. Brandeis School of Law (Green)
Chelsea Dermody, Spencer Probst, Matthew Purdom, Maria Tipton

University of Missouri School of Law (Khaki)
Mary Grace Bruntrager, Rhett Buchmiller, Travis Pringle, Anna Wilmesher

University of Oklahoma College of Law (Magenta)
Abbe Adams, Greg Friedman, Robert (Dakota) Parish, Blaine Timonera

ABA Law Student Division The Law Student Division empowers law student by providing them with meaningful connections to practicing professionals, job resources, relevant programming, and practical skills competitions. We represent the law student community by advocating for policies that improve legal education, champion diversity, and strengthen public service.