TU College of Law Board of Advocates Seeks Competition Judges

Monday, October 15, 2007

Law professionals needed to judge regional negotiations competition hosted by The University of Tulsa College of Law and the American Bar Association.

On the weekend of November 3, almost 50 of the brightest aspiring litigators in this part of the country will visit The University of Tulsa College of Law for the American Bar Association's Law Student Division regional Negotiation Competition.

The two-day regional will consist of 24 teams from 12 regional law schools, including TU and the University of Oklahoma.

The event will be run by TU's Board of Advocates, which also hopes to continue a string of high finishes in order to have one of its teams qualify for the national tournament in Los Angeles in February 2008.

It is a privilege for TU's law school to host an event of this stature and law students of this caliber, according to Jarica Nipper of TU's Board of Advocates.

"It’s quite an honor to host an ABA regional event," said Nipper, a third-year law student. "Of course we have high hopes for our teams competing but there will certainly be a plenty of satisfaction from running the event well."

For the event to go smoothly, the students in charge must find about 56 legal professionals who are willing to serve as judges for a round. Nipper said judges should consist of local attorneys who are experienced and knowledgeable in negotiation. This year's topic is family law.

"Our goal is to make this event fun for everyone, from the students competing to the volunteers who come to judge," she said.

To find out more about judging the event, contact Jarica Nipper at jarica-nipper@utulsa.edu.