QUSL congratulates 3Ls Catherine Fiore and Taylor Matook for competing in the ABA National Client Counseling Competition at Baylor Law in Waco, Texas!
After their excellent performance at the Regional Competition, Catherine and Taylor were invited to compete in the ABA National Client Counseling Competition. The competition started with 106 teams in 11 different regions. 12 teams went to the nationals for Client Counseling, including QUSL’s own power team, Taylor and Catherine. At the competition, they were joined by their coach, Chelsea Vetre, Class of 2015.
At the National Competition in Waco, 6 of the 12 teams moved on. Although Catherine and Taylor did not advance to the top 6, their judges raved about their excellent performance.
The skills Quinnipiac students gain while preparing and competing in these competitions gives students opportunities to hone their core lawyer skills that will be used as lawyers in service of their future clients’ goals.
For this competition in particular, students serve in teams of two, Interviewing a mock client about whom they have little information. They have to establish rapport, gather facts, counsel, and handle the business and ethical aspects of an initial client interview. Professor Carrie Kaas, co-director of the Center, serves on the ABA Student Competitions Committee, and is instrumental in running this competition every year.
On behalf of the QUSL community, we are extremely proud of Catherine, Taylor, Chelsea, and Professor Kaas for all their hard work and excellence!