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Liberty Law earns No. 3 ranking for ABA national competitions

May 20, 2019 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University School of Law was ranked No. 3 on the Top Ten Competition Law Schools list released by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Schools are ranked by their total number of points earned in four practical skills competitions: ArbitrationNegotiationClient Counseling, and National Appellate Advocacy (NAAC Moot Court).

This year, more than 1,300 students from 154 law schools participated in one or more competitions, which allow law students to showcase their real-world legal skills in a simulated environment. Judges include volunteer attorneys and sitting members of the bench.

“Our students are incredible advocates, and our faculty are dedicated coaches and mentors,” said Keith Faulkner, dean of Liberty University School of Law. “Liberty’s six-semester Lawyering Skills Program prepares our students to write clearly and speak persuasively. The program is designed to hone analytical abilities, problem-solving skills, and alternative dispute resolution techniques, and it delivers results as evidenced by this recognition. Our students are poised for practice when they graduate.”

On March 9, Liberty Law won the 2019 National Tax Moot Court Competition at the University of Florida after going undefeated through five rounds. The same day, another team went undefeated to win the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition regional in Washington, D.C., and qualify for the National Finals in Chicago (April 11-13). Liberty Law Moot Court finished the year ranked 12th in the nation. In client counseling competition, Liberty placed among the country’s top eight teams.

Top 10 ABA Competition Law Schools by Points

1. Texas Tech University School of Law
2. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
3. Liberty University School of Law
4. Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
5 (tie) Chapman University School of Law
5 (tie) St. Mary’s University School of Law
5 (tie) University of Houston Law Center
8 (tie) Georgetown University Law Center
8 (tie) University of Akron School of Law
10. Texas A&M University School of Law

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