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MSU College of Law



November 28, 2011

CONTACT: Erika Marzorati

MSU Law Commercial Arbitration Team Wins Regional Competition

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Commercial Arbitration Team took first place in the American Bar Association Law Student Division’s 2011–12 Arbitration Competition regional event, which was held in Kentucky on November 12 and 13.

Third-year students Angela Wetherby, Jordan Primakow, Radhika Verma, and Heather Smilde won four straight rounds over the course of two days. The team advanced to the national finals, which will take place in Chicago on January 20 and 21.

“The team’s victory is a credit to their hard work, creative advocacy, and overarching commitment to take their skill set to another level,” said Professor Mary Bedikian, director of MSU Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. “I salute the team’s accomplishment!”

The Law College’s second competition team comprised of 3L Charlie Green, 3L Eric Anderson, 2L Molly Etkind, and 2L Carmen Dorris also performed well in the competition, placing 5th out of 12 teams at the event. Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law hosted the regional competition.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. 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 institution, 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 is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


320 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

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