Nebraska Law has a rich history of student competitions. These competitions provide students with the opportunity to learn and to practice different skills needed as a lawyer. The College of Law is perhaps most known for its success in the Client Counseling Competition. In 2014, students Rick Tast and Katie Joseph won the 41st American Bar Association’s National Client Counseling Competition which was held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and then placed 2nd in the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition. Their National’s victory was the College of Law’s third national championship in the last six years; and the College’s fourth national championship since it began competing in the competition in 1974.
In addition to the Client Counseling Competition, Nebraska Law holds a variety of moot court, closing argument, and ADR competitions each year, including:
- Allen Moot Court Competition
- Animal Law Closing Argument Competition
- Arbitration Competition
- Client Interviewing and Counseling Competition
- Grether Moot Court Competition
- National Moot Court Team Competition
- National Trial Team Competition
- Representation in Mediation Competition
- Mediation Triathalon
- Lachs Moot Court Competition
From the time students walk in the doors, they are encouraged to take part in competitions and begin to develop and hone their advocacy skills.