Practical Skills Competition Sponsorship Opportunities


ABA competitions teach law students real-world legal skills in a simulated practice environment. Judges for the competitions included volunteer attorneys and sitting members of the bench. Sponsor four national practical skills competitions through the school year and support over 1,500 students hone the skills they will use as attorneys!  


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Upcoming Skills Competitions

Arbitration: This competition promotes greater knowledge in arbitration by simulating a realistic arbitration hearing. Participants prepare and present an arbitration case, including opening statements, witness examinations, exhibit introductions, evidentiary presentations, and summations.

  • Regional Rounds: November 9-10, 2018 & November 16-17, 2018  

  • National Finals (Chicago, IL) January 25-26, 2019 


Client Counseling: This competition addresses fundamental skills necessary for all successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel, and support a client through their legal issue.  Competitors conduct an initial interview with a person playing the role of the client and then address both the client’s legal and non-legal needs.

  • Regional Rounds: February 8-9, 2019 & February 15-16, 2019 

  • National Finals (Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX) March 21-23, 2019  


National Appellate Advocacy: This is a competition that emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Moot court competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court.                  

  • Regional Competition Weekends

    • February 21-23, 2019 – San Francisco and Portland 

    • February 28 – March 2, 2019 – Philadelphia and Boston 

    • March 7-9, 2019 – Brooklyn and Washington DC 

  • National Finals (Chicago, IL): April 11-13, 2019 


Negotiation: The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems.   

  • Regional Rounds: November 2-3, 2018 & November 9-10, 2018 

  • National Finals: February 8-9, 2019 (Chicago, IL) 


Sponsorship Opportunities


Co-Sponsorship   

Sponsorship includes:

  • Shared Logo Exposure Across Event Marketing (20+ marketing emails)   

  • Rotating banner ad targeted to practical skills competition pages on ABAforLawStudents.com    

  • Shared sponsored representation of logo on branded napkins provided at coffee and beverage service  (Nationals Only) 

  • Opportunity to have promotional items distributed during registration  

    • Company to provide items and shipping   

  • Shared Reception Recognition   

    • Signage

    • Shared logo placement on step & repeat for photo opportunities   

  • Inclusion in Thank You Ad in both Student Lawyer magazine and Monthly e-newsletter  

  • Logo Promotion on ABAforLawStudents.com   


Investment: $3,500
Early Bird Rate: $3,000 (Save $500 by booking before 12/10/18)


Supporting Sponsorship 

Sponsorship Includes:

  • Company name listing on all emails sent   

  • Company name listed on Practical Skills page on ABAforLawStudents.com   

  • Company name included on signage   

  • Inclusion in Thank You Ad in both Student Lawyer magazine and monthly e-newsletter  

Investment $1,000