The Southwestern Law School team of Vanessa Barnett and Tamar Chobanian won the 2020 ABA Negotiation Competition, besting the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law duo of Emilie Alexandra McConnachie and Conner Collins on Feb. 8 at the ABA Headquarters in Chicago.
Lawyers who participated in moot court and other competitions explain how they’re still benefitting in their practice.
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
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.
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
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
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.
I entered the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition to earn law school credits. I ended up having one of the most fulfilling and educational experiences of my life. At the beginning of the journey, there were one-on-one negotiations in front of the coaches. I was incredibly fortunate to be
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
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
The team of Brian Kennedy and Briana Al Taqatqa from Mitchell Hamline School of Law was named National Champion at the 2016-2017 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.
The regionals are over – and several law students can start making plans for seeing Chicago in winter! We've named the finalists for two of our competitions: the Arbitration Competition finals will be Jan. 20-21; Negotiation Competition's final rounds will be in Chicago from Feb. 3-4. Here are your finalists! Arbitration Competition Finalists Creighton
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
A quick roundup of upcoming events and opportunities across the country: • Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 American Bar Association Law Student Division skills competitions. Here are the links and the topics: Arbitration: Sharing Economy Law Client Counseling: Privacy Law Negotiation: Business Law National
The final rounds of the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition were held Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 in San Diego during the ABA's Midyear Meeting. The winners were the team of Mackenzie Drutowski and Jeffrey Wysong of Northwestern University School of Law (pictured at top). More photos are available
By Elizabeth A. Gocke Elizabeth A. Gocke, a 3L at Syracuse University College of Law, is the 2012–13 Negotiation Competition National Student Director. The ABA’s Negotiation Competition, now in its 27th year, was held in Dallas in early February. After a long and hard-fought journey, KaLynn Alley and Lara Smith of the