The purpose of the Client Skills Board is to increase awareness of the dispute resolution process. Familiarity with arbitration, mediation, client counseling and negotiation skills is a necessity for any legal practitioner. The Client Skills Board provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom while developing fundamental skills that are relevant to any area of practice.
Students who have participated in past competitions or are competing in the current academic year make up the Client Skills Board (Board).The Board encourages and facilitates the development of client counseling, negotiation, transactional skills, and representation in mediation skills by administering competitions in conjunction with the American Bar Association (ABA), the Wisconsin State Bar and other organizations.
Members-At-Large are eligible to participate in intramural competitions in client counseling, negotiation, representation in mediation, transactional lawyering meets, and other competitions identified by the Faculty Advisor(s).
Students are selected through intramural competitions, applications, and try-outs. Finalists move on to Regional Competitions such as the ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Competition, the ABA Law Student Division's Client Counseling Competition, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Representation in Mediation Competition, and the Transactional Lawyering Meet.
Marquette University Law School hosted the 2012 ABA Negotiation Competition for Region 5 on November 17-18, 2012.
Presidents: T.J. Rhodes and Aaron Vanselow
VP Competitions: Katie Lonze
VP Teams: Michael Tidey
Treasurer: Jeremy Abrams