It was a weekend of milestones for Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law competition teams at the regional American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition in San Francisco, February 13-14. Fowler School of Law walked away with both first and second place after an impressive showing by two teams – Julia Pavel (JD ’16) and Kyle Hindin (JD ’16), and Jatin Patel (JD ’16) and Amanda Thyden (JD ’17).
Pavel and Hindin took first place and will head to the national finals in Waco, Texas, in April. Patel and Thyden finished second overall.
This is the first time since 2002 that Fowler School of Law students will compete in the final round of this competition, and it’s also the first time that Fowler School of Law has had two teams in the final round at the regional competition.
“Both Chapman teams worked extremely hard in order to prepare for the regional Client Counseling Competition,” Pavel said. “The ultimate victory was being able to compete with such a wonderful group of people, and have Chapman take first and second place. I’m very thankful for the opportunity Chapman has given me to participate in competitions, where I have gained invaluable practical experience.”
“It was an honor to be selected to represent Chapman in the competition, and I was very excited to bring the award back to school,” Hindin said. “The show of support from the Chapman community has been tremendous, and we are excited to represent the school at nationals in April!”