Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s competition boards brought their semester of events to a close last weekend with successes at the regional rounds of two competitions: the ABA Negotiation Competition and the National Moot Court Competition, both in San Diego.

At the ABA Negotiation Competition, three Chapman teams competed, with the team of Dallin Durbano (JD ’18) and Cindy Park (JD ’18) claiming first place. The teams of Rick Reneer (JD ‘18) / Amanda Thyden (JD ‘17) and Vanessa Corona (JD ‘17) / Melissa DuChene (JD ‘17) placed just outside of the final four. Dallin and Cindy will compete at the national finals in Chicago in February.

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Gabrielle LaCarre (JD ’17), Ashley Anderson (JD ’18), and Susan Nikdel (JD ’17) (left) with the regional National Moot Court Competition judges and fellow winners



At the regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, Ashley Anderson (JD ’18), Gabrielle LaCarre (JD ’17), and Susan Nikdel (JD ’17) claimed second place, earning a berth in the national finals in New York in February. This is the second year in a row that a Chapman team will compete in the national finals of this competition.

Congratulations to our hard working students!

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Above: Competition teams Rick Reneer (JD ‘18) and Amanda Thyden (JD ‘17); Vanessa Corona (JD ‘17) and Melissa DuChene (JD ‘17); and Dallin Durbano (JD ’18) and Cindy Park (JD ’18)