A Record of Excellence: Participation in External Competitions

  • ABA Client Counseling Competition
    • 3rd Place at Regionals, 2014
    • Regional Semi-Finalist, 2014, 2013, 2011
    • Host of National Finals, 2000
    • National Finalist, 1996
    • National Finalist - 2nd in Nation, 1992
  • ABA Mediation Advocacy Competition
    • Regional Finalist, 2004
    • Regional Semi-finalist, 2002
  • ABA Negotiation Competition
    • National Finalist - 6th in Nation, 2005
    • National Finalist, 2000
  • ABA Student Tax Challenge
    • National Finalist - 3rd in Nation, 2007; 2nd in Nation, 2006
  • Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition
    • Runner-up, 2010
    • Semi-Finalists, 2008
  • AAJ (formerly ATLA) Student Trial Advocacy Competition
    • Regional Semi-finalist, 2001
  • Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition
    • Best Brief, 2002, 1999, 1998
    • Semi-finalist, 2002
  • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
    • National Finalist, 2004
  • Illinois State Bar Association Moot Court Competition
    •  Finalist, 2002 and 2000
  • International Law Jessup Cup Competition
    • Sixth Place, Fifth Best Brief, Fifth Best Oralist, 2014
    • Second & Fifth Best Oralist, Third Best Brief, 2013
    • Sixth Best Brief, Fifth Best Oralist, 2011
  • International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law
    • Octo-finalist, 2013
    • Octo-finalist, 2nd Best Oralist, 2011
    • Semi-finalist, 2009 and 1995
    • Quarter-finalist & 2nd Best Brief, 2008
    • Best Brief, 2001
    • Finalist, 2001
  • Mid West Moot Court Competition
    • Semi-finalist, 2003
  • National Latino Law Student Association National Moot Court Competition
    • 2nd Place, Best Respondent's Brief, Best Oral Advocate of Preliminary Rounds, 2013
    • Quarter-finalist, Best Respondent's Brief, 2012
    • 2nd Place, 2008
  • National Moot Court Competition
    • Regional Semi-finalist, 2006, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995
    • Regional Best Brief, Regional Second Best Brief, 2006; 2001
  • National Trial Competition
    • Regional Finalist, 2007