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Creighton Law Students Win Regional ABA Arbitration Competition

A team of five law students from Creighton University won the American Bar Association (ABA) Arbitration Midwest Regional Competition held Nov. 10-11 in Columbia, Mo.

The team, one of three from Creighton that participated in the regional event, will advance to national competition January 25-26 in Chicago.

Team members Sean and Sarah Schaerrer, John Matson, Grant Mullin and Jen Varon were undefeated in the regional competition, besting top talent that included three teams that had won regional or semifinal competitions last year.

Also competing were Creighton law students Larry Roland, Tom Gross, Ryan Reynolds, Audrey Carey, Cory Becker, Nick Sullivan, Michael Guy, Sean Lynch, Kelli Olson and Brian Graf.

The ABA 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.

Creighton arbitration coaches include law professors Collin Mangrum, J.D.; Larry Teply, J.D.; and Jay McCauley, J.D.