Baylor To Host ABA National Client Counseling Competition

March 7, 2002

by Alan Hunt

Baylor Law School will host the American Bar Association's 2002 National Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, March 16. Students representing 12 of the top client counseling teams from law schools around the country will compete in the program.

The annual Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. They conduct an initial interview with a person playing the role of the client and counsel their "client" on how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation. All teams compete in three preliminary rounds, with the top two teams advancing to the final round. The teams are judged by a panel of lawyers and non-attorney counselors in other helping professions, including psychologists and social workers.

Each year, approximately 100 U.S. and Canadian law schools participate in regional competitions held at various law schools around the U.S. All of the 12 teams invited to the National Competition placed either first or second in their regional competitions.

For further information, contact Professor Patricia A. Wilson at (254) 710-6591.

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