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February 19, 2010

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MSU Law Commercial Arbitration Team Places Second at National Competition

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Commercial Arbitration Team earned the title of national finalist in the American Bar Association Law Student Division's 2009-10 National Arbitration Competition, which was held January 22 and 23 in Orange, California.

The team of third-year students Justinian Lane, Jane Moon, and Sarah Stempky, along with second-year student Eric Griggs, vied for the coveted national championship trophy after winning their regional round in November. They competed in the finals against the team from Texas Tech University School of Law that ultimately won the top spot.

"Our team's advocacy and passion never wavered," said Professor Mary Bedikian, director of the MSU Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. "The championship round is taped, which means our students have contributed to a piece of ABA competition history."

This marked the third time in five years that MSU Law has been represented in the final rounds of the ABA National Arbitration Competition.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent Law College, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum rigorous and challenging, and its facility equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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