Competition

Congratulations to the 2015 Mock Trial Champions!

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Competition, Events, Finals, Gallery, Mock Trial, News, Participation, Results | Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2015 Mock Trial Champions!

Congratulations to the 2015 Mock Trial Champions!

 Open to all law students, the Mock Trial Competition provides students an opportunity to implement classroom theory through simulating the trial process. Teams of four develop a litigation strategy based on a given problem and then present their case before a panel of lawyers and judges. The competition allows law students to develop and hone courtroom skills such as: witness preparation, direct examination, and cross examination. The Uni versity of Missouri School of Law Board of Advocates congratulates the 2015 Mock Trial Competition Champions: Nick Griebel Kayla Kemp Emily Kissee Ben...

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Mizzou Arbitration Success at Nationals

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Arbitration, Competition, Events, Gallery, Nationals, News, Results, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mizzou Arbitration Success at Nationals

Mizzou Arbitration Success at Nationals

The Mizzou Law Arbitration teams had an extraordinary showing at the ABA National Arbitration Competition. Both Mizzou teams advanced to the championship round. This was the fifth consecutive year that teams from Mizzou Law have competed in the ABA Arbitration National Championship and the first time teams from Mizzou Law have finished in first and second place in a national tournament. The national champions are: Nate Dunville Nicholas Jain Kayla Meine Joel Ritchie Aaron Snipes The national finalist team is: Aaron Wynn Kristen Wagner Miles Figg Scott Turk Alexandria Wilson The teams would also like to thank the following individuals for devoting their time and sharing their expertise to help prepare for the competition: Professor Anne Alexander, Professor Angela Drake, Professor Rafael Gely, Professor Thom Lambert, Professor Stacie Strong, Professor Jayne Woods, Professor Barondes, and Professor Brad Desnoyer who served as faculty advisor for the teams. Special Thanks to Mizzou Law alumni and former Arbitration Team members Dane Rennier, Elizabeth Hatting, and Audrey Danner for assisting the teams in their...

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Congratulations to the Client Counseling Winners!

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Finals, Gallery, News, Results | Comments Off on Congratulations to the Client Counseling Winners!

Congratulations to the Client Counseling Winners!

The Client Counseling Competition simulates an initial legal consultation between two attorneys and a prospective client. Two-member teams of students acting as attorneys interview the client and provide a preliminary assessment of the client’s case. The assessment explains the attorneys’ understanding of the client’s legal position and provides the client with possible courses of action. This competition provides students an opportunity to fine-tune communication and interpersonal skills essential to establishing a rapport with clients. It is vital competitors learn to develop this rapport so as attorneys they can obtain the information required for effectively analyze a client’s issues. The competition is open to all law students. The Board of Advocates congratulates the winners of the 2015 Client Counseling Competition: WINNERS: Abigail Thomas & Elizabeth Kiesewetter RUNNERS-UP: Whitney Fay & Kayla...

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2015 Client Counseling Competition Information

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Gallery, News, Participation | Comments Off on 2015 Client Counseling Competition Information

2015 Client Counseling Competition Information

It is not too late to sign up for the 2015 BOA Client Counseling Competition! The competition will be held from January 20-22. If you are interested in participating, please sign up outside of the BOA office or send us an e-mail expressing your interest in competing. Even if you do not have a partner, sign up individually and BOA will pair you with someone. The Client Counseling Competition simulates an initial legal consultation between two attorneys and a prospective client. Two-member teams of students acting as attorneys interview the client and provide a preliminary assessment of the client’s case. The assessment explains the attorneys’ understanding of the client’s legal position and provides the client with possible courses of action. This competition provides students an opportunity to fine-tune communication and interpersonal skills essential to establishing a rapport with clients. It is vital competitors learn to develop this rapport so as attorneys they can obtain the information required for effectively analyze a client’s issues. The competition is open to all law students. ALSO, if you are a local practitioner and are interested in judging, please visit this link – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faca72ca0f94-2015 Judging BOA competitions is a fun way to get CLE credit while helping students improve their counseling...

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Congratulations to the 2014 Transactional Law Competition Winners!!

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Competition, Events, News, Results, Transactional Law Competition, Uncategorized, Winners | Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2014 Transactional Law Competition Winners!!

Congratulations to the 2014 Transactional Law Competition Winners!!

The Board of Advocates and the Tax Law Society, at the University of Missouri School of Law, created the Transactional Law Competition to provide students an opportunity to develop transactional law skills through practical experience. Teams competing in the Transactional Law competition consist of either two or three students who work cooperatively to resolve a transactional law “problem.” The problem has been adapted from a real life fact pattern.  Each team creates a proposal before the competition that they believe best handles the issues in the problem and present that proposal to the judges during the competition. This year’s Transactional Law competition was a huge success thanks to BOA’s collaboration with TLS and the willingness of attorneys and students to volunteer their time to help with the event. The Board of Advocates and the Tax & Transactional Law Society congratulate the winners of the 2014 Transactional Law Competition:Winners:Angela Kennedy, Cory Lee, & Ryan UlrichRunners-Up:Sarah Crawford, Michael Donnel, & Bekah Keller Check out some photographs from of the event...

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Congratulations to the 2014 Negotiation Competition Winners!

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 in Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Uncategorized, Winners | Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2014 Negotiation Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the 2014 Negotiation Competition Winners!

     The Negotiation Competition is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition between two teams based on a fictional fact pattern. Each team consists of  two students, both acting as attorneys.The teams are given general information describing the problem. Each team also receives confidential information providing additional details about their client’s interests and needs for reaching an agreement. Based on the general and confidential information, each team advocates to resolve the dispute in the manner most favorable to the client, while still focusing on a mutually beneficial resolution. Teams are neither required to reach an agreement, nor are they penalized for not reaching an agreement; instead the competition focuses on the process of the negotiation and how each team handles the situation. Judges and attorneys evaluate how teams utilize ADR skills and work cooperatively to address their client’s interests. The negotiation competition is an invaluable learning experience for law students.  The competition could not happen without help from local attorneys serving as judges or students volunteering as bailiffs — The Board of Advocates and competitors truly appreciate all of those who made this competition possible. The Board of Advocates congratulates the winners of the 2014 Negotiation Competition:   Winner: Kyle Olmstead & Jenna Homeyer   Runner-Up: Jared Logan & Phil Thornton ***Pictures of the event will be posted in the upcoming...

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