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Student Organization

Dedman Law students organize and participate in a broad spectrum of activities that include an international focus. We have nearly 30 active student organizations that will capture the interests of our J.D. and graduate law students whether from the U.S. or abroad. In particular, the International Law Society (ILS) sponsors a number of brown-bag lunches, lectures and programs throughout the year. The ILS also hosts the J.D. Ambassador Program through which J.D. students help international LL.M. and S.J.D. students become part of the law school community.

Moot Court Competition

Each year, Dedman Law students participate in two of the most prestigious international moot court competitions. The Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Law Students Association and the American Society of International Law, is held each year in Washington, D.C. Oral arguments for the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition are held each spring in Vienna, Austria. In the 2007 Vis Competition, a Dedman Law student won the Martin Domke Award for Best Oralist.