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Smothermon and Means to Write National Competition Problems for ABA

The American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division administers four competitions serving over 1,300 students nationwide each year. In July, Professor Connie Smothermon was reappointed as Co-Chair of the National Competitions Committee. The committee is made up of fifteen professors from around the U.S. and four ABA staff members. The committee oversees the administration of the four ABA student competitions. Smothermon has served on this committee for eight years, with three of those as chair.

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OU Law Competition Teams Fare Well

OU Law students fared well at moot court competitions across the country this past weekend. Juvenile Law Moot Court Team members Leslie Gile and Maggie Tully won second place in the national tournament at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. Maggie won the Best Advocate Award and Leslie placed seventh in speaker awards. 

Jeff Swigart, Abi Ryan and Foster Dobry also won second place at the regional Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition in Dallas, Texas. With that placement, the team qualifies for the national finals in Washington D.C. next month.

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OU Law Competition Teams Continue to Make the College of Law Proud

Another great round of competitions for OU Law!

David Postic, Ruthie Stevens, and Kendra Norman won first place at the Widener Corporate Law Moot Court competition in Delaware.  The team also brought home third best brief. After the first round, David learned he referenced a case authored by one of their judges.  This team was coached by Megan Shaner.

Lauren Mitcham and Jonathan Brewer won first place at the BLSA International Negotiation competition in Portland. 

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OU Law Competition Teams Bring Home Top Honors

National Moot Court Competition
The National Moot Court Competition team of Nicole Lynn, Drew McNeil, and Lindsay Kistler Swiniuch won the award for best brief at the regional competition in Omaha, Nebraska, in November.  This qualified the team for the National Finals in New York City in February.  At nationals, th team was awarded third best brief in the nation and advanced to the Sweet 16 round.

American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition

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National Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief and Advances to National Competition

Congratulations to the National Moot Court Team of Nicole Lynn, Drew McNeil, and Lindsay Kistler Swiniuch!

The team coached by Professor Stephen Henderson and Professor Connie Smothermon won Best Brief at the regional competition in Omaha, Nebraska.  They also won the Elite Eight and Final Four rounds, eventually losing to Creighton in the final round on a split decision by .62 of a point (out of a total 100).

The final round appearance qualifies the team for the National Moot Court National Finals in New York City in February.  

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