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November 2012

Student Perspective

UST Law hosts ABA Regional Negotiation Competition

Sam Johnson, guest blogger

Over the weekend of November 10th and 11th, St. Thomas hosted the ABA Regional Negotiations Competition.  Twenty teams, from as far away as Winnipeg and Alabama, competed for the opportunity to advance to the ABA’s National Negotiations Competition.  The Minnesota law schools were well represented, with all four putting forth at least one team.  The competitors negotiated for over ten hours on Saturday.  Those preliminary rounds were followed by a reception in the atrium where the four finalists were announced.  The judges were incredibly impressed by the talent of the competitors, but ultimately only four teams could advance.

The four finalists went head-to-head on Sunday, in the Frey Moot Courtroom.  The teams were likely competing on little sleep as they had only received the problem the night before.  Again, the judges commented that all teams did a fantastic job. The winning team will compete in the Finals in Dallas in February.

All of the teams and their coaches commented on what a great school St. Thomas is. Specifically, they commented that this year’s competition was one of the best organized they had ever been to.  They loved the architecture of the building, and they even loved the Food for Thought catering.

The Board of Advocates would like to personally thank all of the judges who volunteered their free time to judge over the weekend.  Additionally, special thanks to Dean Vischer who gave up his weekend to host the competition.  We couldn’t have put on this competition without your help!


Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA) awards scholarships to 3 UST Law students

In the late fall of each academic year, MAIBA holds a reception to award one or more scholarships to a Native American student or students attending one of the four Minnesota law schools (University of Minnesota School of Law; William Mitchell College of Law; Hamline University School of Law; and University of St. Thomas School of Law).

This year, three students from the University of St. Thomas School of Law received scholarships at the MAIBA fall reception – Daniel Hickey, Charles Dolson, and Travis Clark.

Daniel Hickey, Charles Dolson, and Travis Clark pictured first, second, and third from the right