NDLS Students Sarah Burch (J.D. ’13) and Matt O'Rourke (Candidate for J.D. ’14) Win ABA Client Counseling Regional Competition

| By: Kyle Fitzenreiter

Matt O'Rourke, Professor Barbara Fick, Professor Judy Fox, and Sarah Burch
From left to right: Matt O’Rourke, Professor Barbara Fick, Professor Judy Fox, and Sarah Burch

Notre Dame Law School congratulates law students Sarah Burch (J.D. ’13) and Matt O’Rourke (Candidate for J.D. ’14), recent winners of the Region 7 American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition.

Held at Northern Illinois University College of Law on February 9-10, 2013, the competition focused on the topics of employment law and employment discrimination.

Burch and O’Rourke will compete at the competitions national finals, held at Baylor Law School, on March 22-23, 2013.

The Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which law students, acting as attorneys, are presented with a client matter. They conduct an interview with a person playing the role of the client and then explain how they would proceed further in the hypothetical situation.