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University of Illinois wins 2017-2018 Client Counseling Competition

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Coach James Noonan (left) with University of Illinois College of Law students Julie Holdener and Benjamin Paulsen.

The finals of the 2017-2018 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition were held last weekend at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. The winners were Julie Holdener and Benjamin Paulsen of the University of Illinois College of Law.

Here are the complete results:

National Champion

University of Illinois College of Law
Julie Holdener and Benjamin Paulsen

Second Place

Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law
Briana Blackman and Aaron Diggins

Third Place

Lewis & Clark Law School
Cecelia Anguiano and Danielle Hennessey


Campbell University – Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Tatiana DeBerry and Katelyn Webb

Stetson University College of Law
Vanessa Denk and Jahanna Azarian

Texas A&M University School of Law
Grant Moore and Kaitlyn Pound

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