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3L to Take Part in Invitational Transactional Law Competition

Kristen Capriotti

January 12, 2017

3L Kristen Capriotti will represent the law school at The Closer, a new transactional law competition hosted by Baylor Law School, Jan. 12-15.

Capriotti will be among just eight law students who will take part in the national competition, for which an invitation is required.

Schools that have excelled in past Transactional LawMeets were invited to select a participant. Baylor modeled The Closer on its annual Top Gun competition, which invites the nation’s 16 leading Trial Advocacy programs to send individual students. (The Kline School of Law, invited to send students twice in the last five years, has reached the semi-finals both times).

Professor Karl Okamoto, director of the Business and Entrepreneurial Law program, selected Capriotti for The Closer, based on her performance in the Transactional Lawyering class.

The rules will allow Capriotti just 24 hours to prepare for the competition, which will also include law students from Northwestern University, Northern Kentucky University, South Texas College of Law, the University of Colorado, the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee.