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Texas Tech

Texas Tech wins 2018-2019 ABA Competitions Champion title

May 17, 2019

Texas Tech made its first NCAA Final Four appearance in basketball this April. By then, Texas Tech University School of Law had already done all it needed to do to win the crown of 2018-2019 ABA Competitions Champion. The Texas Tech law student teams made

Negotiation Competition

Texas Tech wins 2019 ABA Negotiation Competition

February 11, 2019

Texas Tech University School of Law's Taylor Calvert won the 2019 ABA Law Student Division National Negotiation Competition on Saturday, Feb. 9 at ABA Headquarters in Chicago. This year’s topic was employment law.

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

SMU Dedman wins 2019 ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition

January 28, 2019

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law won the 2019 ABA Law Student Division National Arbitration Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26 at ABA Headquarters in Chicago. This year's topic was personal injury law. For photos from the competition, visit our Facebook

Competitions

Law school competition teams: Practicing for practice

August 29, 2018

Traditional law school courses can be an effective way to learn legal doctrine, but they don’t teach much about law practice.  Joining a law school competition team can be a terrific way to learn those skills and have fun in the process.

Stetson Competitions Champion

Meet the first-ever ABA Competitions Champion: Stetson University College of Law

May 23, 2018

The NCAA has its March Madness and its BCS National Championship. Now, for the first time, the American Bar Association has tallied the results from its four practical skills competitions for law students – and it's time to announce the first-ever ABA Competitions Champion. A total of 1,300 students at 156

University of Oklahoma College of Law

NAAC champs: Oklahoma wins 2018 National Appellate Advocacy Competition

April 10, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Oklahoma College of Law team of Johanna Roberts, Jennifer Hartsell Puckett, and Colby Byrd, champions of the 2017-2018 National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The final rounds were held from April 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Photos from the competition are available on the ABA for Law Students Facebook page:

University of Illinois

University of Illinois wins 2017-2018 Client Counseling Competition

March 19, 2018

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.

Pacific McGeorge winners

McGeorge wins 2018 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition

February 06, 2018

McGeorge School of Law won the 2018 ABA Law Student Division National Negotiation Competition on Saturday, Feb. 4 at ABA Headquarters in Chicago. This year’s topic was national security law. The ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition provides a means for law students to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The

Drake Law School

Drake wins 2018 ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition

January 22, 2018

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

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 Competition Also 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

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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

California

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