(PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Three students representing The John Marshall Law School in Chicago were deemed the most professional and competent when they competed in the St. John’s University Fifth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon.
The Advocate's Choice Award, given in recognition of the team that has the highest degree of skill, competence and professionalism was presented to Lauren Rankins, Alexis Pool and Danielle Young who were ranked as the team the judges would most likely hire or work with in the future. The Advocate's Choice Award was one of five awards presented at the competition Oct. 19 and 20, 2013, in Queens, N.Y.
The competition gave students the opportunity to integrate their skills in the dispute resolution processes of negotiation, mediation and arbitration into client representation of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issue.
Rankins, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Pool, a graduate of Indiana University; and Young, a graduate of the University of Florida, were coached by attorneys Roger MacDougall and James O’Connor through John Marshall’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.
The law school offers JD students certificate programs in Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. John Marshall continues its strong tradition of preparing students through a specialized curriculum, personalized trial skills training and externships.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.