The six regional rounds of the 2019 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) are in the books. Here are the results and the teams who will be coming to Chicago from April 11-13 to compete for the national title in our moot court competition.
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 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
The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is pleased to announce its second annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies.
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.
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
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 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
The times they are a-changin’ – Enter the Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Competition
Cars that drive themselves, fridges that tell you calorie counts, devices that puts in an Amazon order with a simple voice command. AI, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things are changing our world every day and creating new legal issues as well. Luckily though, you don’t have to be
In light of the recent hurricanes that have impacted and closed law schools in Texas, Florida, and other locations, the ABA Law Student Division is extending the deadlines to register for its Arbitration and Negotiation competitions to Sept. 26.
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,
Confession: I never planned to compete in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. I signed up for a negotiations class only because it fit my schedule and had a good reputation. The fact that it would force me to confront my fear of conflict and tension was both a pro
You don't have to write like you're Tom Cruise hanging around in Mission: Impossible. But it might help get you in the frame of mind for this writing competition. The Standing Committee on Law and National Security is the oldest ABA standing committee. It was founded in 1962 by Justice Lewis
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
By M. Blair James M. BLAIR JAMES, a 3L at the University of Kentucky College of Law, serves as lieutenant governor of communications for the ABA Law Student Division's Sixth Circuit. The Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) has a rich tradition of success in the national mock
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.
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