Law Students to Compete in National Arbitration Competition Finals

Four law students will represent Duquesne at the national finals of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division Arbitration Competition.

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Law students Ashlyn Grim, Lydia Wardi, Brazitte Poole and Aaron McDonough will compete at the American Bar Association’s National Arbitration Competition finals.

Third-year law students Ashlyn Grim, Aaron McDonough, Brazitte Poole and Lydia Wardi were named regional champions in November. The team, coached by 2016 law alumnus Devon Ferris, will compete at the national finals Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, in Chicago, Ill.

The Arbitration 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.