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September 28, 2015

Liberty University Seeks Lawyers to Judge ABA Competition

Liberty University will be one of the host schools for this year’s American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. Liberty is seeking volunteer lawyers to judge the competition. Law students from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia will participate in this contest. Moot Court judges are needed on Saturday, November 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers and operating in teams of two, negotiate opposing interests in a series of legal problems. This competition provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical skills that will enable them to become proficient attorneys.

This is an excellent opportunity for current attorneys to instruct and participate in the development of the next generation of lawyers. The judges will grade participants based upon their legal analysis, poise, creativity, communication, and negotiation skills. The teams receiving the highest scores on Saturday, November 7, will advance to the final round on Sunday, November 8. The winning team will advance to the National Negotiation Finals Competition in San Diego, CA.

To volunteer contact jhesch@liberty.edu or student representative Jeremiah Mosteller, at jgmosteller@gmail.com or (704) 472-3002.

Updated: Sep 28, 2015