March 21, 2017

L&C students place second in national client counseling competition

Michelle Stowers and Jessica Gordon take second place in

Congratulations to third year law students Jessica Gordon and Michelle Stowers who competed in the finals of the National ABA Client Counseling competition and came in second place! Teams from 103 ABA law schools competed on March 17-18, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma College of Law where the national rounds took place.

According to the ABA’s webite, “the Client Counseling competition addresses fundamental skills necessary for all successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel, and support a client through their legal issue.  Competitors conduct an initial interview with a person playing the role of the client and then address both the client’s legal and non-legal needs.  Students are called on to explain various aspects  of the attorney-client relationship, build rapport, determine client goals, and consider applicable law and options that may be available to the client.”