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Firm Partners With National Association For Urban Debate Leagues

March 18, 2008

CHICAGO (March 18, 2008) — Bracewell & Giuliani will partner with NAUDL in conjunction with its inaugural Chase Urban Debate National Championship.

In an unprecedented event spanning Thursday, April 3 through Sunday, April 6, 2008, the Chase National Championship will bring together the two best teams from the ranks of 18 Urban Debate Leagues from across the country at Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus.  In the midst of the competition weekend, NAUDL will host its first Annual Dinner, sponsored by Bracewell, at the University Club of Chicago on Saturday, April 5th.

NAUDL’s mission is to facilitate participation in organized debate for as many urban high school students as possible.  Research shows students who participate in Urban Debate Leagues achieve marked increases in literacy, grade point averages, college matriculation rates, scholarship opportunities, and leadership roles in their schools and communities. NAUDL builds, strengthens, and connects Urban Debate Leagues, which provide world-class educational opportunities for urban students and lead to greater diversity within the legal profession.