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.
2015 Negotiation Competition Dates
The Board of Advocates is hosting an informational meeting about this year’s Negotiation Competition on Wednesday, September 16th at 1:00 in Room 7.
Signups are now open for bailiffs for all four nights of the Negotiation competition. This is a great way to shore up your points if you’re not competing. It is also a great opportunity to see the impressive negotiation skills of your classmates in a neutral setting. Sign up in front of the BOA office today!
Congratulations to the 2015 Negotiation Champions: Mary Beth Griffin Serena Karrakerread more
The Board of Advocates is hosting an informational meeting about this year’s Negotiation Competition on Wednesday, September 16th at 1:00 in Room 7. Please come to this meeting if you’d like information on the new format of the competition or if you’d like to sign up to compete or bailiff for the competition which runs from September 21-24th. Sign-ups are also located outside of the BOA office. 1Ls: this is the first competition that you get to compete in, so we hope to see a lot of you attend this meeting!...read more
The Negotiation Competition is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition 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...read more
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!...read more
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 ...read more
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...read more
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!read more
The MU Law Board of Advocates is proud to announce Aaron LaPlante and Henry Tanner as the winners of the 2012 Negotiation Competition!read more
The Board of Advocates is pleased to announce the Finalists of this year’s Negotiation competition…read more
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….read more