Negotiation Competition

This alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition is a negotiation between two teams based on a fictional fact pattern. Each team consists of  two students, both acting as attorneys.

The teams are given general information describing the problem. Each team also receives confidential information providing additional details about their client’s interests and needs for reaching an agreement. Based on the general and confidential information, each team advocates to resolve the dispute in the manner most favorable to the client, while still focusing on a mutually beneficial resolution. Teams are neither required to reach an agreement, nor are they penalized for not reaching an agreement; instead the competition focuses on the process of the negotiation and how each team handles the situation. Judges and attorneys evaluate how teams utilize ADR skills and work cooperatively to address their client’s interests.

Each negotiation consists of one 40-minute negotiation session, as well as two 5-minute self-analyses, and a 5 to 10-minute judges’ feedback session. Before each teams’ self-analysis, they are given 5-minutes outside of the competition room to analyze their performance and prepare for the self-analysis. During the negotiation, each team may take one break of no more than 5-minutes to confer outside of the competition room. During this break the 40-minute time clock does not stop.

The Negotiation competition is open to all law students.

2013 NEGOTIATION COMPETITION UPDATES:

  1. Team sign-ups will open to all law students at 8 a.m. this Thursday (Sept. 19th).
  2. Sign-ups for bailiffing are open now and students may sign up outside the BOA office.
  3. Informational meetings will take place on Monday and Wednesday of next week (Sept. 23 and 25) at 1:00 in room 4.
  4. The winners of the Negotiation Competition will move on to regionals, and will receive one-on-one coaching assistance from Professor Carli Conklin.

 

Director:

Daniel Coffman drcmr2@mizzou.edu

Assistant Directors:

Kristen Wagner kmwnq6@mizzou.edu

Adam Ellis atefx7@mizzou.edu

These were the set of rules governing last year’s competition: Download
Each team will receive one scoring sheet per judge (typically, there are three judges) for every night that they compete. At the end of every night of the competition, the scoring sheets will be placed in the mailbox of a team member.

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General information that both teams receive:

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Confidential information for the team representing FunTimes:

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Confidential information for the team representing Rashad Griffin:

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General information that both teams receive:

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Confidential information for the team representing Dr. Michael Conway:

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Confidential information for the team representing Brushton University:

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2014 Negotiation Competition Judging Information

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Competition, Events, Judge, Negotiation, News | 0 comments

The 2014 Negotiation Competition is right around the corner. The Negotiation Competition will be held on the evenings of October 7-9. Judging is a great way for local attorneys to give back to Mizzou Law while earning CLE credit. If you are a local attorney and are interested in judging, check out the link below for more information. If you know of any attorneys in the area that you think would be willing to help, please share this link with them! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faca72ca0f94-20141

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Congratulations to the Winners of MU Law’s 2013 Negotiation Competition!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in 2013-2014, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Results, Winners | Comments Off

The MU Law Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Negotiation Competition! 1st Place: Devan Scott & David Feygelman                     2nd Place: Nick Henry & Julia Neidhardt  ...

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2013-2014 Advocacy Competitions at MU Law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in 2013-2014, Client Counseling, Competition, Mediation, Mock Trial, Negotiation, News, Polsinelli Fall Moot Court | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates invites you to mark your calendar for the following competitions at the University of Missouri School of Law for the 2013-2014 school year: Polsinelli Fall Moot Court – Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 21 Mock Trial – Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 Transactional Law Competition – Friday, September 27 Negotiation – Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3 Client Counseling – Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 Mediation – Saturday, January...

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Important Fall 2012 Dates

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in 2012-2013, Arbitration, Bailiff, Client Counseling, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Participation, Year | Comments Off

As the semester gets underway, the MU Law Board of Advocates has a number of events coming up. Mark your calendars so you don’t forget!

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2012 Negotiation Champions

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Results, Winners, Year | Comments Off

The MU Law Board of Advocates is proud to announce Aaron LaPlante and Henry Tanner as the winners of the 2012 Negotiation Competition!

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2012 Negotiation Finalists

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Finals, Negotiation, News, Results, Year | Comments Off

The Board of Advocates is pleased to announce the Finalists of this year’s Negotiation competition…

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2012 Negotiation Semi-Finalists

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Results, Semi-Finals, Year | Comments Off

The MU Law Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the following students for advancing to the Semi-Final round of this year’s Negotiation Competition….

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Register Now for the 2012 Negotiation Competition!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in 2012-2013, Competition, Events, Negotiation, News, Year | Comments Off

All 3Ls and 2Ls may now begin registering for this year’s Negotiation competition. Teams that are comprised of two 1Ls will not be able to register until tomorrow, September 12th at 2:00PM.

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2011 Negotiation Winners

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, Negotiation, News, Results, Winners, Year | Comments Off

A big congratulations to this year’s Negotiation winners!

1st: Tim Kingsbury & Alex Ricke 2nd: Kristen Sanocki & Darrion Walker

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2011 Negotation Finalists

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in 2011-2012, Competition, Finals, Negotiation, News, Results, Year | Comments Off

Congratulations and best of luck to this year’s Negotiation finalists!

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