Announced on November 19, 2020
Multiple teams from Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law competed November 13-15 in two remotely held lawyering skills competitions organized by the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Students Division, with several rising to the top of their respective contests.
In the ABA Negotiation Competition, three Chapman Law teams competed—Jack McMenamin and Marissa Rodriguez; Lydia Etters and Alicia Light; and James Dewey and Madeleine Dobson—with Dewey and Dobson winning the final round heat to finish as regional co-champions.
Meanwhile, in the ABA Arbitration Competition, two teams of Chapman arbitrators competed—Elizabeth Kim, Kalista McCauley, Joseph Sanchez and Summer Young; and Chloe Loomer, Tessa Marraccino, Katie Robinson and Sara Ross—with Loomer, Marraccino, Robinson and Ross emerging after a close final round against host school Georgetown Law as regional champions.
Both sets of regional champion teams will move on to compete in the ABA competition national finals, which will be held remotely in January and February 2021.
In addition to the ABA competitions, three teams of Chapman Law students—Andy Cho, Silgai Mohmand and Mackensie Peace; Aaron Bustos, Chase Dorn and Nolan Kistler; and Brianna Gonzalez, David Kurtz and Darlene Morris—recently competed virtually in the annual International Mediation Singapore tournament, all earning bronze medals, with Gonzalez winning a gold medal for her mediation skills.