The American Bar Association has named Texas Tech University School of Law as its ABA Competitions Champion for 2018-2019.
The title is awarded to the law school that garnered the most points through team achievements and participation in the ABA Law Student Division’s four practical skills competitions: The Arbitration Competition, Negotiation Competition, Client Counseling Competition, and National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC Moot Court).
ABA competitions teach law students real-world legal skills in a simulated practice environment. Judges for the competitions included volunteer attorneys and sitting members of the bench. This year, over 1,300 students from 154 law schools participated in one or more of the competitions sponsored by the Law Student Division.
Top Ten ABA Competition Law Schools by Points
1. Texas Tech University School of Law
2. SMU – Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law
3. Liberty University School of Law
4. Campbell University – Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
5 (tie). Chapman University School of Law
5 (tie). St. Mary’s University School of Law
5 (tie). University of Houston Law Center
8 (tie). Georgetown University Law Center
8 (tie). University of Akron School of Law
10. Texas A&M University School of Law
Ranking criteria and the point totals for the top teams can be found here.
The inaugural winner of the competition was Stetson Law.
This competition promotes excellence in arbitration advocacy.GO TO THE ARBITRATION COMPETITION
A competition promoting preventive law and counseling functions.Go to the Client Counseling Competition
National Appellate Advocacy
A traditional moot court competition focusing on written and oral advocacy skills.Go to the National Appellate Advocacy Competition
The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems.Go to the Negotiation Competition
Competition Problems and Videos
Competition problems and recordings from the championship round of each National Competition.Go to Competition Videos
Win money and get published. ABA law student members are eligible for writing competitions sponsored by ABA specialty entities.View Writing and Other Competitions
More ABA Competitions
More opportunities to show your skills from other ABA sections, divisions, and forums.Get your team together