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ABA Law Student Division Competitions

Why I entered an ABA Law Student Division competition

September 01, 2017

Did you know that the American Bar Association sponsors four skills competitions for students nationwide? For the record, they’re the:Arbitration Competition Client Counseling Competition National Appellate Advocacy Competition Negotiation CompetitionAlso for the record, they’re pretty easy to enter. You’ll need to fill out some forms,

Caylan Dunnells

Arbitration Competition: An invaluable three-year tradition

September 01, 2017

The ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition was certainly my favorite moot court competition in law school. I competed three consecutive years, during one of which my team won the national title.The first year, I served as a 1L witness, and I genuinely had no idea what to expect. Aside

Client Counseling Competition

Client Counseling Competition: From an excuse to hang out to win after win

September 01, 2017

If you haven’t yet experienced that moment of clarity when you realize you might actually be a great lawyer someday and change people’s lives, then you probably haven’t participated in a law student competition.ABA competitions provide the opportunity to showcase your talent and build your legal resume while having fun—yes,

Mackenzie Drutowski

Negotiation Competition: An opportunity to become a better person

September 01, 2017

I learned about the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition through my negotiation and mediation courses, which I was taking because I wanted to practice corporate law and thought they’d make me a more effective advocate in a transactional setting. I was loving the classes and professors, so when I

2017 NAAC

National Appellate Advocacy Competition: A chance to compete with the best

August 22, 2017

I was a 1L when I first heard about the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition. It was right before finals in 2016, and I remember receiving an email from our school telling us that St. Mary’s had won the championship.I remember thinking how incredible a feat

Domestic and Sexual Violence

Address domestic and sexual violence in this ABA writing competition

April 28, 2017

Submissions are now being accepted for the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence’s 14th Annual Law Student Writing Competition.Law students are invited to submit articles addressing domestic and sexual violence and the law from a national or international perspective. Submissions should further the legal needs of

Construction Law logo collage

Building the best construction lawyers one writing competition at a time

April 26, 2017

The American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law is looking for the best law student writers in the country in its Law Student Writing Competition.The Forum introduces itself to the next generation of construction lawyers and strives towards its mission of Building the Best Construction Lawyers. And, deserving law student writers


Eureka! Win $2,500 in California legal history writing competition

April 26, 2017

The California Supreme Court Historical Society is taking entries for its Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition.The society is seeking original, unpublished scholarly writing on any aspect of California legal history, ranging from the Supreme Court itself, and its justices and decisions, to local events of legal historical

Federal Claims Court Bar Association

Claim your prize in the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association competition

April 25, 2017

The United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association's annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2016-2017 academic year is underway.  The goal of this competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics involving claims against the federal government that lie within the jurisdiction of the Court of


Get a bite of The Big Apple with the TIPS writing competition

April 20, 2017

Law students, you have a little over a week to enter the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Law Student Writing Competition!The competition is open to any law school student in good academic standing, over the age of 18, who is a member of the American Bar Association


St. Mary's repeats as NAAC champions

April 10, 2017

The winner of the 2016-2017 American Bar Association Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) is the St. Mary's University School of Law team of Billy Calve, Devin deBruyn, and Sophia George. This is the second year in a row that St. Mary's has won NAAC.

Client Counseling Competition

Nebraska wins Client Counseling Competition

March 29, 2017

The finals of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition took place on March 17-18 at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, Okla. Here were the results:National First Place University of Nebraska College of Law Jenna L. Cope, Kari Krier Schmitz, Alan Frank National Second Place Lewis &

Texas Tech

Texas Tech wins 2017 Arbitration Competition

January 24, 2017

Texas Tech University School of Law won the ABA Law Student Division's 2017 Arbitration Competition on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Here is the complete list of finalists.

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

3 tips for the ABA Negotiation Competition (from last year's winner)

January 05, 2017

Let me first commend you on your excellent decision to participate in the ABA Negotiation Competition. As you practice with your team and go through back-to-back negotiations in the competition, you will grow both personally and professionally by getting to really know yourself as a negotiator and learning how to

Antitrust Competition

Antitrust Law competition's prize: $2,500, a meeting, and more

December 02, 2016

Do you have a published note, comment, or article in an ABA-accredited law school review or journal? Does the subject of the article address civil and criminal antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection, or international competition law? Want to get recognized for your writing and win money? If you answered

Arbitration Competition

Negotiation, Arbitration competition finalists named

November 30, 2016

The regionals are over – and several law students can start making plans for seeing Chicago in winter! We've named the finalists for two of our competitions: the Arbitration Competition finals will be Jan. 20-21; Negotiation Competition's final rounds will be in Chicago from Feb. 3-4.Here are your finalists! Arbitration Competition Finalists Creighton


Submit to the 2016 Patent Quality Initiative writing competition

November 04, 2016

The Patent Quality Initiative, an education, information and advocacy effort with the goal of improving the use and reliability of patents nationwide, is currently hosting a patent quality writing competition open to any law students in the U.S. Law students have an opportunity to influence the narrative on

2016 NAAC Champions

2015-2016 National Appellate Advocacy Competition results

April 13, 2016

The finals of the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition were held at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago from April 7-9, 2016. Here are the winners of the team and individual awards. Photos can be found on our Facebook page.National Champion St. Mary's

Glenna Morgan and Kellan Potts

Albany Law duo takes Client Counseling title

April 05, 2016

Last weekend, the finals of the ABA Law Student Division's Client Counseling Competition took place at Baylor Law School in Waco, Tex. This year's topic was criminal law and procedure.

Window of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity

March 10, 2016

Before the Blog gets a lot of news on events, openings, and competitions. We'll be keeping you up to date with some of them in occasional roundups. Here is our first installment of Windows of Opportunity.

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

February 09, 2016

The final rounds of the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition were held Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 in San Diego during the ABA's Midyear Meeting. The winners were the team of Mackenzie Drutowski and Jeffrey Wysong of Northwestern University School of Law (pictured at top).More photos are available