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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.

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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


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 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.

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

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,

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.

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


Experienced attorneys share their greatest advice

October 04, 2016

What’s the single best piece of advice or information you have received, and what impact has it made on your life to this point? After much deliberation, that’s the question we decided to ask in this year’s law school scholarship essay contest. We all feel that the answer

Tax Challenge

Will you accept the Law Student Tax Challenge?

September 22, 2016

The 16th annual ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge is underway and has a submission deadline of Nov. 4. Functioning as an alternative to traditional moot courts, the Tax Challenge allows two-person teams to solve complex and cutting-edge tax situations that might arise in an everyday tax

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Law School Nation: Upcoming events

September 02, 2016

In conjunction with its 2016 annual conference in Atlanta, the Young Lawyers Committee of the Forum on Air & Space Law is looking for young lawyers and law students for an informal get-together dinner on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please email Rachel Welford, co-chair of

ABA Forum on Communications Law

The Force is strong with the Forum on Communications Law

April 08, 2016

It may not seem like a long time ago, nor did it first happen in a galaxy far, far away, but the ABA Forum on Communications started its Representing Your Local Broadcaster event 35 years ago. The 35th celebration, which takes place on the desert planet that is Las Vegas

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.

Joseph Kammerman: draws essay win

December 01, 2015

By Madison M. Burke MADISON M. BURKE, a 3L at the University of Washington, is the 12th Circuit governor for the Law Student Division. A web of experiences, events, and disputes lasting for more than a century in Sanford, Fla., culminated in the death of Trayvon Martin, and it’s all described in

University of Manitoba Students Out-Negotiate Competitors

April 01, 2015

By Avery Mayne AVERY MAYNE is a 3L at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served as national student director for the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. The media glorifies lawyers as heroes of the courtroom. Many law students rank the portrayals popular characters such as Atticus Finch, Assistant D.A.

Stetson Law and Mizzou Law Triumph in ABA Arbitration Competition

April 01, 2015

By Nicole Israel   NICOLE ISRAEL, a 4L evening student at New York Law School, is student editor of Student Lawyer .   This year, two sets of champions emerged from the 10th anniversary of the 2014–15 ABA Law Student Division’s Arbitration Competition. Stetson University College of Law and the University of Missouri School of