Each fall WMCL participates in the national Arbitration Competition. The competition is designed to promote greater knowledge and interest among law students about arbitration by simulating a realistic arbitration hearing. Participating students learn how to represent a client in an arbitration. They prepare and present an arbitration case, including opening statements, examining witnesses, introducing exhibits, presenting evidence, and closing arguments. Attendance at scheduled sessions is mandatory (see WMCL fall course schedule). For further information on the competition, search "ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition."
Credits: Students will be awarded a different number of credits depending upon the extent of their participation a. 1 credit: Attend scheduled sessions and participate in the program through the intra-college competition held late September. b.2d credit: The 4 students selected to comprise WMCL’s competition team, plus other students who elect to continue to help prepare the team for the regionals held in mid-November, will earn a second credit. c.3d credit: If the competition team advances to the national competition, held late January, those students will be awarded a 3d credit for additional preparation work and participation at the national level.
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Taught by: Marylee Abrams ’84
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