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Competitions provide an excellent opportunity for law students to gain important resume-building experience and recognition. Use this opportunity to meet and network with fellow law students—future colleagues—from around the nation

Criminal Justice National Trial Advocacy Competition
Entry Deadline: November 1, 2017
Sponsored in conjunction with The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association, this competition tests the mettle of aspiring courtroom lawyers.

Dispute Resolution Law Student National Representation in Mediation Competition
Entry Deadline: January 2018
Designed to acquaint law student participants with advocacy skills in alternative dispute resolution processes, specifically mediation. Law students are judged on how well they model appropriate preparation for and representation of a client in mediation.

First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition
Entry Deadline: September 11, 2017
Designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law and to many of the lawyers who are active in the media law bar.

Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition
Entry Deadline: October
Designed to provide law students with the opportunity to develop their trial advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience.

Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge
Entry deadline: December
As an alternative to traditional moot court competitions, two-person teams solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice news.

Law Student Division – Arbitration, Client Counseling, National Appellate Advocacy, and Negotiation Competitions
Entry deadlines: September through November (varies by competition)
The Law Student Division annually sponsors four national competitions. These competitions offer participating students a forum to develop the very skills they will use as practitioners.