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Kline team members competing in an ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution competition

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law School Competition Team

Members of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team represent the school in a variety of different competitions that showcase mastery of skills in client counseling, negotiation, mediation and arbitration, which are critical components of legal practice. 

Even before the Kline School of Law formally established a formal co-curricular program in ADR in 2018-19, students who represented the school in regional and national meets performed very well.

Past Competition Highlights

American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition

  • 2019: Regional Finalists
  • 2014: Regional Finalists
  • 2013: Regional Semi-Finalists

American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition

  • 2019: Regional Finalists
  • 2014: Regional Finalists
  • 2013: Regional Finalists
  • 2012: National Finalists

American Bar Association Negotiation Competition

  • 2014: Regional Champions and National Finalists

American College of Bankruptcy Negotiation Competition

  • 2013: Third Place in Nationals

Compete and Earn Credit

Law students can showcase their skills as advocates in regional and national competitions that focus on resolving disputes through counseling, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Team competes in four different competitions that focus on these specific skills: client counseling, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. Students are entitled to receive 1 credit for each competition in which they take part.

Students try out for specific competitions. Tryouts for the Negotiation and Arbitration teams are held each spring semester to determine who will compete in the fall competitions. Tryouts for Client Counseling and Mediation take place each fall to select the competition teams for the spring.