December 27, 2010

ABA Arbitration Competition teams advancing to national finals

The ABA Arbitration Competition--a slightly less formal mock trial competition that allows the students to use technology to help present their cases--conducted its five regional rounds in late November. Twelve teams have advanced to the national finals, which will take place January 21-22 at the ABA Headquarters in Chicago.

I've listed the advancing teams according to region, with the regional champion listed first.

California:
Texas Tech University School of Law
Chapman University School of Law

Iowa:
Drake University Law School
Creighton University School of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Kentucky:
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Georgia State University College of Law

Pennsylvania:
University of Houston Law Center
Fordham University School of Law, Jesuit University of New York

Washington, D.C.:

Stetston University College of Law
American University Washington College of Law
Stetson University College of Law (second team)

A member of Chapman's advancing team also happens to be a columnist for the Orange County Register, and he wrote what I thought was an amusing article about facing off against my Texas Tech team.

December 7, 2010

Advancing teams in the National Moot Court Competition

The 28 teams advancing to the national final rounds of the 61st Annual National Moot Court Competition have been decided. The finals will take place January 30-February 3 at the New York City Bar Association headquarters in Manhattan. The 14 regional tournaments, which took place in November, fielded 179 teams from 124 American law schools.

I've listed the advancing teams according to region, with the regional champion listed first.

Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont):
Boston University School of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law

Region 2 (New Jersey, New York):
Rutgers School of Law
Pace Law School

Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.):

University of Maryland School of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Region 4 (North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia):

William & Mary Law School
Duke University School of Law

Region 5 (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina):
Florida Coastal School of Law
University of Georgia School of Law

Region 6 (Michigan, Ohio):

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Region 7 (Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee):
University of Tennessee College of Law
Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Region 8 (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin):
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
The John Marshall Law School

Region 9 (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska):
University of Kansas School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Region 10 (Oklahoma, Texas):
Texas Tech University School of Law
South Texas College of Law

Region 11 (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming):
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law

Region 12 (California):

Pepperdine University School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Region 13 (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington):
University of Montana School of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law

Region 14 (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota):
Drake University Law School
University of Minnesota Law School

December 6, 2010

Texas Wesleyan claims championship at Chicago Bar moot court

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law won its fifth-ever national championship two weeks ago at the 29th Annual Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition. Pepperdine University School of Law was the runner up. A second Pepperdine team and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center were eliminated in the semifinals. Twenty-seven teams from 16 schools entered.

St. John's University School of Law took home Best Brief honors. Pepperdine's Brittney Lane accepted the Best Oralist award.

Texas Wesleyan has a website story here. Pepperdine does as well, here (which also trumpets its success at the National Moot Court Competition regionals).

December 3, 2010

Harvard takes first at Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition

Harvard Law School won the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition, held October 29-30 in San Juan. Georgetown University Law School was the runner up. St. John's University School of Law and Georgia State University College of Law were the third and fourth place teams. Ten squads competed at the tournament, which is hosted by the Inter American University School of Law.

Ieshaah Murphy of Harvard claimed the Best Advocate Award, while Georgetown's Elisabeth Sperle and Bryan Kennedy won Best Cross and Best Closing, respectively.

You can find full results (and pictures!) by going here, and then clicking "2010 Edition" from the left menu bar. Georgia State has a write up here.

December 2, 2010

The 24 advancing teams to the national finals of the ABA Negotiation Competition

The following 24 teams have advanced from their respective regions to compete in the national finals of the ABA Negotiation Competition. The regional rounds were held over two weekends in early to mid-November; the national rounds will take place in Atlanta February 11-12 at the ABA Midyear Meeting.

Region 1 (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec):
Boston College Law School
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Vermont Law School

Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut):
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Fordham University School of Law (2 teams)

Region 3 (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia):
George Mason University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Liberty University School of Law

Region 4 (Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Puerto Rico):
Stetson University College of Law
University of Miami School of Law

Region 5 (Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri):
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law

Region 6 (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Ontario):
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Region 7 (Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Manitoba):
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis)
William Mitchell College of Law

Region 8 (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas):
Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
University of Arkansas School of Law

Region 9 (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming):
UC Hastings College of the Law
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Region 10 (Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan):
Lewis & Clark Law School
Willamette University College of Law