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Law school students win national tournament

Karlee Shelton (left) and Hannah Reichel of the Liberty University School of Law won a national law tournament in Los Angeles, Calif.

Liberty University School of Law students Hannah Reichel (Class of 2011) and Karlee Shelton (Class of 2012) won the first-ever Southwestern Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition on Sunday, Oct. 3. The national tournament was sponsored by Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, Calif.

“I am extremely proud of our law students and particularly pleased about their victory in the midst of the media and entertainment capital of the world,” said Mathew Staver, dean of Liberty University School of Law. “When our students succeed, the law school succeeds.”

The competition provided the opportunity for law students from around the country to develop negotiation skills, gain competitive experience and build team dynamics — all important components for aspiring lawyers.

Dotti Nijakowski, director of Student Affairs for Liberty University School of Law, accompanied the team. “Hannah Reichel and Karlee Shelton were so impressive to watch that one could hear audible gasps throughout the crowd,” she said.