Table of contents
- Types of events
- Preparing your proposal
- Deadlines and contact information for certain recurring competitions
National or regional law school competitions—whether organized around appellate, trial, ADR, transactional, negotiation, or drafting problems—provide a great opportunity to hone professional skills and to network with other students, practitioners, and judges from around the country.
Indiana Law has a long history of success in external competitions. Our school enthusiastically encourages students to participate, and we will support our teams with coaching, logistics, and, within the limits of our budget, funding for registration and travel.
Participating on an external competition team also requires a high level of commitment from students, because
- We want to ensure that both our individual students and the Law School as an institution are well represented;
- Participants are eligible for academic credit, with instructor approval (see below);
- Fielding a team is expensive and often involves funds both from the Law School and student fundraising. A typical budget for a two- or three-person team, including entry fees and travel, is $2,000 to $4,000, depending on location.
The policies described below apply to all external competition teams that intend to compete using the Indiana University Maurer School of Law name, regardless of whether any funding is sought from or provided by the Law School, and regardless of whether participation is for academic credit. Where possible, first consideration will be given to students who have not previously participated in an external competition.