Cope, 2L, and Schmitz, 2L, Win Client Counseling National Championship

Cope, 2L, and Schmitz, 2L, Win Client Counseling National Championship

20 Mar 2017    

Jenna Cope and Kari Schmitz

2Ls Jenna Cope and Kari Schmitz are the 2017 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition National Champions! 

The two competed at the American Bar Association Law Student Division’s National Client Counseling Competition at the University of Oklahoma School of Law on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2017.  After three preliminary rounds were completed on Friday, the team was in first place. Professor Lawson reported that the two, “never slipped from that competitive position,” and went on to win the championship on Saturday.

Every year hundreds of teams compete locally for the privilege of representing their schools at one of 12 regional competitions. In early February, Cope and Schmitz won the Region 8 competition at the University of South Dakota.

This is Nebraska Law’s 6th National Championship in the ABA National Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition. Their championship gives Cope and Schmitz the right to represent the United States and Nebraska Law in the International Client Consultation Competition at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.