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November 03, 2020

Eight law schools host ABA’s Law Student Negotiation Competition

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2020 – The American Bar Association Law Student Division’s regional virtual Negotiation Competition, which provides a means for law students to practice and improve their negotiating skills, was hosted by eight law schools: Florida State University College of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston, Fordham University School of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, California Western School of Law and Florida International University College of Law.

The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems.

The Law Student Division relies on schools to carry out these distinguished opportunities for students. Each host works to provide a high level of professionalism and excellence to aid in the students’ future success. This year’s video conferencing regional Negotiation Competition brought together  law students from around the U.S. Winning teams will have the opportunity to compete in the National Finals, to be held virtually in February.

ABA competitions teach law students real-world legal skills in a simulated practice environment. Judges for the competitions include volunteer attorneys and sitting members of the bench. This year, over 1,300 students from 156 law schools participated in one or more of the competitions sponsored by the Law Student Division.

The Law Student Division coordinates four practical skills competitions per year. The competitions are the Arbitration CompetitionNegotiation CompetitionClient Counseling Competition and National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC Moot Court).

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